As our country continues to recover from the long economic downturn, Americans find ways to handle the challenges of life and move forward. UNC students from Advanced and Documentary Photojournalism classes scoured their communities to find real people with fascinating stories of hardship and hope. For the past two years the stories they told have explored everything from gun violence to immigration, the pain of loss to the chasing of a dream. In doing so, they have dared to picture what matters to us.

– Professor Pat Davison

 

 

The Team

 

Top row: Kathryn Carlson, Bryce Butner, Ryan Comfort, Mike Chance. Middle Row: Rohan Smith, Morgan McCloy, Carolyn Van Houten, Seth Muller, Vanessa Patchett. Bottom Row: Ryan Cocca, Julia Wall, Lauren Vied, Pat Davison (Professor), Ivan Weiss (Webmaster).

Top row: Kathryn Carlson, Bryce Butner, Ryan Comfort, Mike Chance. Middle Row: Rohan Smith, Morgan McCloy, Carolyn Van Houten, Seth Muller, Vanessa Patchett. Bottom Row: Ryan Cocca, Julia Wall, Lauren Vied, Pat Davison (Professor), Ivan Weiss (Programmer).

 

Top row: Chelsey Allder, Mallory Darida, Andrew Mackenzie. Middle Row: Christopher Lane, Ashley Blue, Stephen Mitchell. Bottom Row: Rebecca Yan, Allison Williams, Rachel Dennis.

Top row: Chelsey Allder, Mallory Darida, Andrew Mackenzie. Middle Row: Christopher Lane, Ashley Blue, Stephen Mitchell. Bottom Row: Rebecca Yan, Allison Williams, Rachel Dennis.