March 12, 2014

Picture.Me.Here is a photographic, digital storytelling program for refugees based in Denver. The project uses photography and other digital media as powerful communication tools for social engagement, community building and integration. Participants are empowered to tell their stories, explore their new surroundings, and share their resettlement experiences.” This incredible program facilitates a creative outlet for refugees who have relocated to Denver.

Picture.Me.Here. (PMH)’s latest project will take their mission one step further. Starting in April, PMH co-founders Lauren Dorn, Erin Preston, and Brigid McAuliffe are traveling to Beldnagi refugee camp in Nepal where many of the refugees in Denver have once lived. Giving cameras to the refugees still at the camp, the participants will be able to keep the cameras and document their journey of resettlement to Colorado.

2013 participants practicing framing. Photo by Brigid McAuliffe.

Furthermore PMH will create three exhibitions featuring the work of participants in Denver, Kathmandu, and a wheat-pasting exhibit in the camp. The exhibits in Denver and Kathmandu will open on World Refugee Day (June 20, 2014).

“PMH Participant Maria told us, ‘This photo is about my sister. She look out window. She want to be like Princess Diana.'”                                             Photo by Maria Mu.

Help this amazing effort come to realization. Visit the PMH kickstarter page to learn more. There’s 8 days left in the campaign, and $4,800 left to raise. Please support this project and spread the word.

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