B Media Collective teamed up with a group of youth participating in We Are Oregon’s Rockwood Arts and Media Program (RAMP) to create dialogue about their community. Through photos and video, the group documented different aspects of Rockwood, focusing on what is unique and important about their community, as well as their specific visions for transforming and challenging some of the negative aspects and stereotypes of where they live. The project culminated with a public exhibit, in early January of 2013, that brought the wider community together to see pictures, art and performances by the youth.
This video describes the RAMP project:
A chronicle of the teaching process:
The youth talking about their artwork:
The youth describe what is beautiful: