project leader
Amanda K
3634 Euclid Ave
(Downtown/Campus District )
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the project

SHOOTING WITHOUT BULLETS is pleased to announce its first exhibition, “Shooting Without Bullets: Using Photovoice To Capture Cleveland Youth Perspectives.”

Shooting Without Bullets is a revolutionary youth advocacy and fine arts education program that focuses on identity development in black teens in Cleveland through expressive arts healing, photography, and open-dialogue. The program assists Cleveland youth to process complex social problems experienced by them, including police encounters and provides an expressive platform for them to inform and impact criminal and juvenile justice related reform.

The exhibition will show experiences of black youth that ordinarily would not be heard in public decision-making processes and will give them a fair chance to speak for themselves through photography.

By giving them a fair chance to speak for themselves through photovoice, we bridge the broader concerns and views of Cleveland youth with current efforts in our community to reform how police treat young people. 

Creative Director, Amanda King, will also present highlights from her policy brief that focuses on using photovoice to capture youth perspectives to inform reform processes.

Exhibition Collaborators Include:

  • 3R’s+
  • NewBridge Center for Arts and Technology
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Community Partnerships For Arts and Culture
  • The Schubert Center For Child Studies
  • CWRU Think [Box]
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

the steps

1.     Exhibition preview

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

September 15 – October 14

2.     Exhibition opening night

NewBridge Center for  Arts and Technology

September 30

3.     Public Exhibition

NewBridge Center for  Arts and Technology

October 3- October 26

4.     Community Showings and open- dialogues

Various Locations


why we're doing it

In the context of police reform, we often forget that black youth have important viewpoints and ideas to offer during critical discussions about issues directly affecting their lives. With a narrow focus on the perspectives of the “adults” in the situation, black youth voices are routinely rendered invisible. The exhibit will bring visibility to their issues and allow them to be agents of change in their community.



DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 9/22/16):

RAISED = $1,145.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
 Payment Processing Fee (3%) $32.33

$750 - Exhibit Quality Photos

$200 - Setup and breakdown of preview and exhibition

$195 - Literature for Exhibit Goers



$1,000   Exhibition quality photographs 

$500    Setup and breakdown of preview and exhibition  

$500    Printing of catalog books/ literature for exhibit goers

SUBTOTAL = $2,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $60




This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Jeff Sleasman
  • Dad and Mom
  • Ron Soeder
  • Maureen H. Wightman
  • Anonymous
  • Haley Wightman
  • J. Blue
  • Tierra
  • Avril McInally
  • Jason M.
  • Stanley D.
  • Deborah Jean Leslie
  • Fresh Camp
  • William K.
  • Anonymous
  • Deborah Luter
  • L Harris Pattillo
  • Anonymous