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