Since this project began, we have become increasingly aware of others who share the desire to tell a story with words and images. I have had the privilege of meeting with some, with others we exchange emails. Last week Saskia Levy-Sheon and I shared a telephone conversation about Until They Have Faces and Projet En Vue, a collaborative project to produce a photojournalistic journey through Oakland, California. Sati Faulks, a photographer, and Saskia, an activist and oral historian, are working together to collect and preserve the stories of Oakland residents through interviews and portraits. They want to represent the vibrancy and diversity of Oakland as a community and also to create a space for people to share their stories and have meaningful conversations.
Saskia and I discussed project funding and the importance of gathering like-minded individuals and organizations that share the project's objectives. That was instrumental with Until They Have Faces and we will be forever thankful for the organizations and individuals that partnered with us and made our project possible.
For more information on Projet En Vue and what Saskia and Sati are doing in Oakland, visit these sites: