Student takes smartphone photo
Smartphone photo of stained glass

Thank you so much to the students, faculty, staff, and community members who made this project possible!

About Interfaith Photovoice


Interfaith Photovoice is an arts-based approach to interfaith understanding. By using mobile-phone photography, this project is designed to help capture the experiences and stories of participants of diverse worldview identities (religious, secular, or spiritual), to enable students to find their voice through photography.

Through a series of conversations guided by a facilitator, students will explore one another’s lived experiences, clarify their thoughts, and organize their ideas into themes. Prior to each meeting, attendees are given a prompt and asked to take a series of photographs related to it. A sample prompt could be, "In what ways do your beliefs, practices, and values show up in your everyday life?"

The cohort will culminate in several pop-up gallery exhibitions, curated by the participants with the help of the facilitators. During the exhibitions, participants are invited to be stationed around the gallery and given the opportunity to talk with attendees about their experience and the narratives represented in the exhibition.

The goals of this cohort are to strengthen relationships on campus, create a sense of solidarity and belonging among the participating students, raise awareness of experiential differences on campus, and instigate change.

Explore the Exhibitions

The GVSU Interfaith Photovoice Exhibition will be on display in the Kaufman program space intermittently over the course of the Spring/Summer of 2024. To set up an in-person viewing of the exhibition, please contact Liz English

The digital version of the collection is available here, thanks to GVSU's Special Collections and University Archives.

Behind The Scenes With This Year's Cohort

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