Oh my. Things have been going so well with the Survive project. I got to do a talk at Spokane Falls Community College and had a show up May 5th-mid June. It was amazing to be at the school from which I got my photography degree presenting a project to students. Here is a video of the show, 13 images with more to follow soon after we wrap up the final photo sessions.

Giving the talk was cool, I reminisced about school and how much it meant to me to explore my art form while addressing my own mental health history through self portrait and other types of photography.

Giving the talk was cool, I reminisced about school and how much it meant to me to explore my art form while addressing my own mental health history through self portrait and other types of photography.

The day after that talk, I also did a talk at the downtown library for Mental Health Awareness Month at a Power to the Poetry gathering where people come up and share what they have written. I met many wonderful people there and what follows is photographs of people I met there and a few other folks who I had been in touch with and finally got together with to photograph after my Alaskan travels had concluded. Below those are the photos from the gallery so they can all be viewed together. 

The project is in the stage of moving into designing the book which is very exciting! Now we need to get this art on more walls and I would love to come in to organizations or schools or wherever to talk about the project and how art helps oneself and others. Please contact me here if you would like to schedule an artist talk.