Psychologists in Focus, a division of the American Psychological Association, is presenting the 2009 Photo Exhibit of Photography for Justice May 2-8, 2009 in the Health and Sciences Center at Northwest University. The exhibition is sponsored by Northwest University and Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. In addition to the photos from Psychologists in Focus, there will also be a student wall displaying photos taken from students in Northwest Universitys College of Social and Behavior Sciences.
Dr. William Herkelrath, Dean of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at Northwest University, along with Dr. Uwe Gielen and Joel Morgovsky founded Psychologists in Focus. One of their projects, Photography for Justice, is a traveling exhibition that aims to bring awareness and understanding of social justice issues and to encourage people to impact positive change in the world around them.
Dr. Herkelrath, who has presented in Brazil, Argentina, Morocco, and the United States, has used the qualitative measures of research using photography in the field of psychology, a medium that has been overlooked by traditional quantitative methods. With my camera, I began to communicate with people, collecting data that I previously found unattainable due to language and cultural barriers, he said of his early beginnings using photography in ethnographic work.
Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2009