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40 Nights in Lincoln: Surviving Poverty

40 Nights - Lincoln Journal Star - 04-03-10
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Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties has teamed up with 40 Nights Photography for a photojournalism project -- 40 Nights in Lincoln: Surviving Poverty.  Surviving Poverty tells the life stories of local residents through still photos accompanied by short written essays and video documentary.

The ultimate goal of the project is to help others understand that the people in these stories live right here in Lincoln -- and that each person's struggles affect our community as a whole.  However, this isn’t a just another social awareness project.  Everyone who sees these works will leave armed with specific steps they can take to better the lives of their neighbors.

There are two events associated with the project.  The preview premier is April 8, at Bourbon Theater from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  This will be a prime networking event and an excellent chance to view video segments on a theater-size screen.  The exhibit will then appear in its completed form at the Noyes Art Gallery beginning May 7th, where it will remain for the rest of the month.

The Surviving Poverty project is a partnership of 40 Nights Photography and Community Action.  This is a volunteer, non-profit event, from start to finish. None of the finished works are for sale.

Photos from 40 Nights in Lincoln: Surviving Poverty - click on individual photos to view in large format.

Contacts for more information about this project:

Email: Rebecca Christensen
Community Action
Phone 402.471.4515

Email: Nathan Chandler
40 Nights Photography
Phone 402.730.2568

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