Over the past six months, St. Paul's–San Pablo, along with photojournalist John Noltner, gathered portraits of members in our community and neighbors, asking: “When was a time you felt a sense of belonging?” We compiled 54 portraits, 13 of which are now 12-foot-high banners on the exterior of the building facing 28th Street. John sat down with four of our featured participants and interviewed them to share a bit more in depth about their sense of belonging and dreams for community. Listen to their stories below.
This project was done in collaboration with A Peace of My Mind thanks to the generous support of the Lake Street Council, the Bethlehem Foundation, and the American Swedish Institute. A special thanks to John Noltner and everyone who participated in this project.
Award-winning photographer John Noltner, uses portraits and personal stories to bridge divides and encourage dialogue around important issues.
A gifted storyteller, Noltner has worked on four continents, gathering stories of human courage, grace, and resilience. A Peace of My Mind reflects his belief that art and storytelling can help individuals, organizations and communities articulate their deepest values and encourage action toward building social capital and community connections.
Learn more: http://apomm.net