'Faces of Green Bay' fill photographer's lens
The photos depict artists and children and firefighters, scenes from grocery stores and schools and city streets, and more.
With camera in hand, UW-Green Bay senior Jenna Neumann explores the community. Her project, “100 Faces of Green Bay” represents the commonalities, the differences, and the shared humanity of people in the region, including a few of her peers at UW-Green Bay.
“I hope to push both my own and others’ understanding of the true diversity in Green Bay, Wisconsin,” she says in her artist statement on the project. “…To document the many people and stories that I have experienced, to share with everyone the vast value of the individual, and to celebrate what makes us who we are as a people, are all factors that drive my work.”
Neumann will receive her bachelor’s degree at December 2008 commencement with cum laude honors and twin majors, in Art and in Social Change and Development.
She used photos, statistics and personal interviews to capture the various roles people play in this community, the age distribution of the population, gender, the range of languages, literacy, educational attainment, use of technology, and transportation networks.
She was chosen to co-present, with Fritz Erickson, UW-Green Bay’s Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, at a major state conference on global education, and at another on social studies and international education.
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