the course of several weeklong visits the fall and winter of
2003, internationally acclaimed American photographer Wendy Ewald
worked with a group of third, fourth, and fifth graders at Richmond,
Virginia's Carver Elementary School. Together,
they developed photographic images and text exploring the students'
perceptions of self, community, and home.
multifaceted portrait of the Carver community—ultimately
took the form of
29 large-scale photographic banners, each measuring 10 by 8 feet.
The banners were installed in twelve outdoor locations throughout
Ewald's project moves art beyond
the boundaries of the gallery walls into the public arena, expanding
the meaning and implications of the term "on site."