Amy Wolner
When People Speak

“When the People Speak” brings awareness to individuals, exploring and sharing their attitudes about, approaches to , and concerns with life in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.  Through the thoughts of the participants the character of the downtown is revealed.  The project aims to bring the audience into contact with people of different backgrounds with whom they might not normally converse.  Subjects to be interviewed were selected in an attempt to create a representative sample of downtown life. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed.  The transcriptions were utilized in the composition of the eleven narratives.  Subjects were photographed and black and white prints were made.  The collection of narratives and photographs are presented in their final form through a web cast.

Faculty Mentor:  Kurt Bullock

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