The second Working with the Whole Picture project used an employment support group format along with the photovoice method. Nine participants who were employed or actively pursuing vocational goals participated. Weekly “photo missions” were assigned according to the employment discussion topic of the week. To create the final exhibit, the photographers chose photos that closely symbolized their work and life experiences and then wrote the narratives. This was an emotional and shared process for the members. Their photos and narratives touched on 6 different themes, including discrimination and barriers to employment as well as disclosure of a mental illness and workplace accommodations. The inaugural Working with the Whole Picture – Phase Two exhibit was held during Mental Health Week, May 2010 at Arts and Architecture Gallery in Ottawa.
For bios of the photographers, click here.
The photos and narratives from the Phase 2 project are available for purchase. See the order forms for more details.
Section Five: Accommodations
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