With the help of local volunteers of interdisciplinary backgrounds, Vox has designed and built immersive, mixed media exhibitions in order to raise awareness and funding for the supported communities. The exhibitions showcase the students as artists, sharing the common thread of the class themes: Interesting People and Places, Day in the Life, and What Does Love Look Like?
Mi Voz | 2012
In 2012, we had our first exhibition called Mi Voz: The Hogar Photo Project, celebrating the photography of students from the Hogares Luz y Vida, a special-needs orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia. Over $30,000 was raised and used to start a clinic at the orphanage.
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Today photography has become a global cacophony of freeze-frames. Millions of pictures are uploaded every minute….[but] the very best images remind us that a photograph has the power to do infinitely more than document. It can transport us to unseen worlds.
—Robert Draper, National Geographic
Vox Photo Project Exhibit | 2015
In 2015, we held an immersive exhibit in downtown Los Angeles, this time showcasing the work of students from Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Colombia, Indonesia, and Los Angeles. This was a unique perspective on the students' interpretations of each workshop theme Interesting People and Places, Day in the Life, and What Does Love Look Like? Once again over $30,000 which was divided evenly to the participating NGO's to target towards specific needs such as water, education, clothing, bus funding, and more.
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“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
Lens In Bloom | Vox Shanghai | 2019
In 2019, we partnered with York University's GenUrb researcher, Penn Ip, as well as the local director of the Tianshan Community's Women's Federation, Xia Zhuang, to host both a workshop and exhibition working with senior women from the Tianshan Workers' New Village, a residential area in Shanghai built during 1950s to 1970s, most of whom experienced firsthand the industrialization of Shanghai during the socialist period.
The exhibition was duly named Lens in Bloom, to celebrate the stories through the photographs taken by this group of women who have persevered through their own hardships, particularly as a result of the Cultural Revolution, coupled with the rapid development of a modern-day metropolis.