The Raymond W. Holman Jr. Caregivers Portrait Project
The Raymond W. Holman Jr. Caregivers Portrait Project is a creative project which began in early 2007 and is currently on exhibit at the African American Historical and Cultural Museum in Philadelphia. The project is ongoing and aims to raise the visibility of family caregivers, especially those who are elderly and/or of a minority population.
Mantua Community Improvement Committee (MCIC)
A local non profit organization, MCIC works to improve the quality of life of Mantua residents through education, job training, and the promotion of community as essential to the success of the area.
How does it work?
In collaboration with local non profit organization Mantua Community Improvement Committee (MCIC), professional photographer Ray Holman takes the picture of family caregivers and makes a written record of their personal story. The portraits and stories are exhibited at various museums and other cultural venues in the United States.
Why is it successful?
The project is unique in that it focuses on the caregiver (as opposed to the care receiver in similar projects). Through the exhibition and other outreach efforts (tv and other media coverage) the project has reached 1.5 million people in Philadelphia including caregivers, other organizations and city and state officials.
For more information: www.mcic1.org