Mary Beth Meehan

SeenUnseen: Providence

In 2014, Meehan began an investigation of the practice of photographic portraiture with strangers. What followed was a deep engagement with Providence, Rhode Island, the community in which she lives. The project has grown into a collaboration with people as they shared their stories, a critical examination of the process of representing others, and a challenge to community members to travel outside their daily routes and meet their neighbors. With support from the City of Providence, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the portfolio has grown into a print exhibition, a blog, and a public installation that engages the whole community.