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Silent Heroes and Silent Images


Silent Heroes and Silent Images There's a Charlotte organization that is taking an unusual route to achieve their goal of educating and helping people: photography. Silent Images uses photography to document and tell the stories of people experiencing poverty, oppression and persecution around the world. Founder David Johnson joined us in 2007 to talk about a photography book he published documenting suffering and strife in the Sudan. Now he and his organization are focusing their lenses here, in Charlotte. They're in search of Charlotteans who use their talents and time for the betterment of the community - they're calling their new project Silent Heroes, where anyone can submit a photo of someone in Charlotte they believe to be a hero in our community. The photos and accompanying stories will be displayed at the Levine Museum to help inspire people and applaud the people who make a difference in the community. We'll meet the man behind the project and some of the participants in the project. Guests David Johnson - President and founder of Silent Images and Silent Heroes (pictured, right) William Puckett - Artist in NoDa and "Silent Hero" Kaitlyn Tokay - UNC Charlotte Student and "Silent Hero" Rodney Scot - Photographer who submitted his photo of Angela to "Silent Heroes" Add and read comments