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The reception of Project Lives catapulted Seeing for Ourselves to the front ranks of participatory photography practitioners worldwide. The new imagery of the NYC housing projects and their residents encouraged the city and state to resume funding of public housing—and led the city to ask us to deliver our programming to New Yorkers on probation.



Winner, Montaigne Medal, Most Thought-Provoking Book of 2015, The Eric Hoffer Foundation

Winner, Best Photography Book, New York Book Festival, 2015

Finalist, Best Social Change Book, NextGeneration Indie Book Awards, 2016

Finalist, Best Multicultural Nonfiction Book, NextGeneration Indie Book Awards, 2016

Former President Jimmy Carter

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Noam Chomsky

John T. Hill, Author, Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye


Book Puts Public Housing Life Into Focus
Spectrum News—NY1

Documenting Public Housing, By the People Who Call It Home
The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, National Public Radio

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