October 13, 2016
California documentary photographer Brittany Powell will discuss her project on personal debt on Oct. 26 at Johnson State College.
Her talk about The Debt Project, 9-11 a.m. at the Stearns Student Center Cinema, is free and open to the public.
Powell started the ongoing, multimedia project in 2013, a year after she filed for bankruptcy because of income loss in her photography business due to the Great Recession. She has photographed and collected stories from about 70 of the 99 people she plans to feature.
Her subjects include seven Vermonters, who are a mix of students, the unemployed and “some very gainfully employed” people, she says.
“Debt doesn’t typically affect a particular set of circumstances, but affects a broad range of people with a lot of varying circumstances, and Vermont was no different,” says Powell, a graduate fellow at the Headlands Center for The Arts in Sausalito, California.
For more information, visit http://thedebtproject.net/.