Through Our Lens

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Share your voice, explore your creativity, and build community around what well-being looks like for you at Western!

Through Our Lens is an engaging community-based participatory research project that puts cameras in the hands of Western students to amplify your perspectives and experiences of well-being through visual storytelling.

Our goal is to connect science and practice by inspiring community engagement and student participation in the development, planning, and implementation of a well-being intervention that gives students a space to reflect individually and communally about belonging and connection at WWU through the medium of photography.

The Process

Illustration of a disposable camera tilted upwards

Step 1: Attend the first workshop

In our first workshop, students learn basic photography skills using disposable cameras while collaborating with other students to develop the direction of Through Our Lens, with a focus on well-being at Western!

Registration for the project is now full, but if you would like to be notified of future Through Our Lens project opportunities, please  share your contact information through our interest form.


Step 2: Take photos!

Step 3: Return your disposable camera for developing

Step 4: Attend the second workshop to select your gallery photo

Step 5: Be a part of our gallery event in May!