Through the 5114 : The Identity Project, we are hoping to engage our community in a conversation about the different identities that make up our community. As Friends School of Baltimore grows and changes we are hoping to immerse ourselves in a new narrative that encourages us to share and celebrate our varied identities and backgrounds. We see this photo project as a way to bring into the light members of our community and create spontaneous interactions through the process of photographing and installing the photos on campus. We also hope to present a more reflective and complicated experience in the school gallery of the photos along with text gathered from a survey sent to the community. The survey questions are as follows:
In what ways can you express your identity freely at school?
Do you leave part of yourself at home when you come to school?
How are you judged at school?
What do you think the biggest social issue is at school that is not being addressed?
Where and when do you feel like you belong? (In or out of school)
Where and when do you feel like an outsider? (In or out of school)
How do you make sure everyone feels welcome on campus for all of who they are?
Thank you to the 57 people who thoughtfully answered our questions in the survey. Their answers will be displayed (in an anonymous fashion) as part of the artwork on display in the Katz Gallery.
The installation and the exhibit will be simultaneously presented for in April and May of 2020.
Photographers : Jack Weinberg, Nina Lewin, Sam Asher, Natalie Shmerler, Meg Van Den Beemt, Sophia Walper, Zoe Baumgartner, Ugochi Ihenatu, Cece DuBose, Ben Smith, Ally Wolfe, Carson Freeman, Grace Wolff, erin hall.
Organizers : Jack Weinberg, Nina Lewin, Sam Asher, Natalie Shmerler, Meg Van Den Beemt, Sophia Walper, Zoe Baumgartner, erin hall.
Installers and Artists : Jack Weinberg, Nina Lewin, Sam Asher, Natalie Shmerler, Meg Van Den Beemt, Caroline Kevin, Claire Pupa, erin hall.