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Creating Counter-Narratives about Long-Term Heroin Users through Digital Storytelling and Documentary Photography


January 29 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

In many photojournalism and documentary images of heroin users, photographers represent their subjects as exotic, as outcasts, and as dangerous to society. Aaron Goodman has been attempting to create images that represent heroin users in more balanced and human ways. In this workshop, Aaron will discuss a digital storytelling workshop that he facilitated and a photo documentary that he produced about long-term heroin users in Vancouver, B.C. taking part in North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment program.

Aaron Goodman is a doctoral student in the PhD in Communication Studies program at Concordia University and a faculty member in the Journalism and Communication Studies department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C.

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