Faiza Hassan is a student who went on the 2015 Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Throughout the trip, she took photos on 35 mm film of monuments and sites that the group visited. She brought the film back with her, developed it at BC’s photography lab, selected and prepared the shots that she described as images that meant something to her and that other people could connect with.
Hassan’s photos will be displayed around campus in locations that were chosen because of the audience expected to view them while at the location.
The photos in the president’s office were put there because Hassan “wanted to get the attention of administration.” The second location will be R230, the Arts and Humanities department office, which will allow her images to “grab the attention of teachers and faculty.” The final location will be in the C building, which many students gather at or pass through.
“The project was self-driven,” Hassan explained. “I wanted to show students and faculty the great experience I had on the pilgrimage and wanted to bring to light some of the inequalities people of color still face today despite all the work during Civil Rights Movement.” The photo paper used to complete her project was funded by Student Programs, and Chad White helped her with “everything else [she] could possibly need.”