In Points of View, young people from different communities around the world set out to explore self-identification and social inequality through photography and videography. Their pieces document more than 20 youth-led community projects, which deal with cultural identity and social change in Boston and overseas.
High school students who contributed pieces to this provocative exhibit participate in two non-profit organizations that use visual arts as a medium to empower urban youth from low-income communities. Global Potential fosters leadership and social entrepreneurial skills in high-school students around the world. For Points of View, the organization’s students from Boston and New York traveled to rural villages in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and collaborated on photo- and video-journalism pieces that compare their role in communities at home and abroad.
Students from West End House, an independent Boys and Girls Club in Boston that works with immigrant and urban youth, took a more local look at identity with photographs that focus on diversity, self-perception, and community. The young artists represent nine schools, five neighborhoods, and ten countries.