Hope in Shadows

Valerie Feilding, Big Brother Little Brother
Valerie Feilding, Big Brother Little Brother

May 6 – May 31, 2009

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

The Legacy Art Gallery and Cafe, in partnership with Victoria’s Together Against Poverty and Street Newz, is pleased to present Hope in Shadows, an exhibit that offers a retrospective look into the lives of people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

In an annual photography contest, started in 2003 by Pivot Legal Society, residents are given disposable cameras and asked to photograph their lives. The result is an exhibit highlighting 20 winning photographs, determined through a community vote. The chosen images challenge stereotypes surrounding issues of poverty, addiction and marginalization.