Shooting Without Bullets: A Program to Empower Youth through Photography

Shooting Without Bullets is a youth advocacy pilot program designed to empower youth to share their opinions about social justice issues directly affecting their lives in a constructive manner. Combining social advocacy, documentary photography, expressive arts, and language art, Shooting Without Bullets takes a multidimensional approach to assisting Cleveland youth to process complex social problems. We teach photo education as social revolution. We strive to provide an expressive platform for youth to inform and impact criminal justice related reform in Cleveland and beyond. –Shooting Without Bullets

SWB will be holding its inaugural exhibition opening on September 30 from 6-9 pm at NewBridge Center for Arts and Technology. The exhibition will feature photographs, textiles, mixed media, interactive sound and a film clip from the pilot program.

A publication on the power of photovoice is forthcoming.

Collaborators include: NewBridge Center for Arts and Technology, The Schubert Center for Child Studies, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Think[Box], The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.