D4SG Director of Photography Alexandra Daley-Clark partnered with Sound Designer Suzi Piker to produce a documentary on homeless teenager “Lulu”.
Published in the Portland Press Herald, the project is an ongoing look at teenage homeless called “Do1Thing”. Created by D4SG Founder Najlah Feanny Hicks, Do1Thing launched a massive social marketing campaign to raise awareness for homeless teenagers while asking everyone to Do1Thing to help.
Read an excerpt from the Press Herald:
We’ve all heard the phrase “putting a face on homelessness” countless times. The idea is a simple one: show some flesh and blood to allow the rest of us to grasp the larger problems of poverty.
It’d be so easy to dismiss as another tired cliche if it weren’t powerfully truthful. Consider “Lulu’s Story,” a multimedia piece on an 18-year-old Portland girl who has been homeless since losing her mother at the age of 12.
“Lulu’s Story” is part of a showcase of work on teen homelessness at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Since August, Salt has featured an exhibit on Do1Thing.org, a national project that paired photographers with homeless youth around the country earlier this year.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because a number of local photographers and Salt students took part in the project in February.
Photographer Alexandra Daley-Clark oversaw the project locally, and co-produced “Lulu’s Story” with Suzi Piker (a Salt alum, and online producer for PressHerald.com) for Thursday’s event.
The event, called “Do1Thing.org: An evening with the creators,” will showcase the photography from the Do1Thing project and a talk from Najlah Feanny Hicks, co-founder of Do1Thing.
Read the entire ARTICLE IN THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD here.