FROM WHERE WE STAND: Photographs from The Stand’s Annual South Side Photo Walk

April 2, 2022 to May 14, 2022

The South Side Newspaper Project, a collaboration of neighborhood residents and Syracuse University, has given voice to the South Side community of Syracuse since its founding in 2010. The annual summer Photo Walk is its largest annual community event, bringing together photographers of all skill levels and ages to explore the South Side, take photos and practice their skills. This exhibition features photographs taken during this event throughout its 12-year history and is a visual testament to the struggles and resiliency of the neighborhood.

The Stand is the community newspaper and online website produced by the project. A 10th anniversary exhibit (The Stand: 10 Years in Print) at Syracuse University was cut short in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The 2020 Photo Walk ran much differently and opened up citywide. Instead of gathering as a group, participants were asked to document independently in an effort to continue to capture Syracuse neighborhoods in photos, especially during this unique moment in time.