“Our bodies held not one heart, but two.”  — excerpt from poem by Zoe’s Place Resident

Photographs from the opening night of Mother, Me— a community photography exhibit featuring portraits of young mothers living at Zoe’s Place. They have been under the guidance of Center for Documentary Studies Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow Jennifer Stratton.

It was truly a special evening filled with emotion, storytelling, live music, poetry, photography, conversation and community. All donations from the event supported Zoe’s Place–a program of Children‘s Aid and Family Services providing safe housing and services for pregnant teens, teenage mothers, and their children. Mother, Me is a participative storytelling project using photography, thread and writing to explore personal journeys, counter narratives, and ideas of motherhood. The exhibition will be on view to the public at the Cottage Place Gallery through November 2017.