Faces of the Central Valley; team members: Luis Cisneros, Chakirina Gama, Crissy Gallardo, – Faces of the Central Valley

Real Faces of the Central Valley is a story-telling photography project that aims to up lift the stories of people of color, immigrants, and farm workers in our rural community. This project creates a authentic narrative that shows the real identities of the people, made by the people, for the people, with the people. The pictures will show the true experiences of the people in rural communities.
Community members from diverse occupations, backgrounds, and cultures will document their daily experiences by taking pictures of different moments throughout the day.

It will culminate with a picture gallery in June, where five panelists will share their stories to an audience of approximately 50+ community members. Merced picture gallery will be up in 99 Rootz office for the month of June and be part of their yearly art installations.