To mark the tenth anniversary of the Voinovich School’s founding, the School has partnered with the Kennedy Museum of Art and the School of Visual Communications to host an exhibition of a photojournalism project entitled, “Sighting Progress,” which tells the story of the Voinovich School’s impact on the region and individual lives.

Sighting Progress brings together for the first time the images showcasing the legacy and impact of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, to mark the tenth anniversary celebration of its founding. The exhibition features photography by Voinovich School Photojournalism Fellows, a partnership with the School of Visual Communications, to visually share the stories of select projects from throughout the School’s 10-year existence. Documentary images provide an inside look into the important work of the School’s vital stakeholder collaborations in the areas of economic development and entrepreneurship, environmental restoration, educational attainment, healthcare outcomes and public policy within the Appalachian region, the state and beyond.

The exhibition documents the vital collaborative work that the School conducts in conjunction with various stakeholders and partners, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio EPA, JobsOhio, the Department of Energy, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, Battelle for Kids, the Department of Education, the Small Business Development Center and many more.

Curated by Merry Foresta, Voinovich School Scholar in Residence and the Senior Curator and Director of the Smithsonian Photography Institute, the exhibition premiered at the Kennedy Museum of Art on October 20 and is open through April 1, 2018.

The photo essays featured in the exhibit are available online here.