Calling on those with life experience and the ability to see a story worth telling.
In the late 1930s, President Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a work relief program that provided jobs for many Americans to build our nation's roads, government buildings, recreation facilities and schools. The WPA also put cameras in the hands of everyday citizens to capture the mood of the time.
In the spirit of WPA, Senior Correspondent aims to document the struggle, the resiliency and the hope of individuals and communities across the country today. We value the insight that seniors possess. Their perspective is rooted in years of experience, including growing up in the Great Depression. Senior Correspondent will put cameras in the hands of a small group of seniors and train them to capture the faces and activities of their neighbors, with an eye for intriguing stories.
The Senior Correspondent Photography Corps will train and inspire participants. They will learn the basic principles of photojournalism. And they will share their images with the world on seniorcorrespondent.com.
The results will educate and inspire: photos that document the spirit needed to endure these times, captured by those who have lived through earlier periods of struggle and come out on the other side - with a story to tell.