The Nonprofit Heart of Waco: A Series of Documentary Photographs

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2024

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Fitzgerald, Jenna

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This collection of documentary photographs explores the everyday practices, events, and reach of three local nonprofits: Urban REAP, Creative Waco, and Caritas of Waco. With inspiration from both widely renowned and lesser-known documentary photographers like Eugène Atget, Walker Evans, and Fred Gildersleeve, I seek to go beyond the “Baylor bubble” and immerse myself in a side of the city that is unknown to the majority of the student population. In these ways, this series serves not only as an account of the select nonprofits but also as an encouragement to members of the Baylor community to be more intentional about taking part in their city and its initiatives. Documentary photographs, when captured with care, offer a window into the soul of their subject, and this project takes advantage of that medium to demonstrate how nonprofits are the heart of the Waco community.

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