Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2015 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Still Here: Photos and Testimony by Residents of West and Southwest Baltimore
Biehler, Dawn
Co-Authors: Dawn Biehler, John-Henry Pitas, Joel Baker, Sacoby Wilson, Rebecca Lave, Amanda Sorenson, Shannon LaDeau, Rose Brown, Vicki Brown, Pauline Linthicum, Barbara Janis Jones, Leonard Spain, Cheryl McGeachy, Suzanne Kashnow, Cassandra Kapsos, Anne Zachman,

Abstract: The Baltimore Mosquito Study gave cameras to people who live and work in Harlem Park, Sandtown-Winchester, Franklin Square, Union Square, Hollins Market, and Pigtown. Community members documented environmental hazards, health threats, and some of the hidden beauties of their neighborhoods. Then, they organized their photos into themes and developed action recommendations for each of those themes. This presentation discusses both the process of this Photovoice technique and the meanings and implications of participants photos and testimony.