A photo essay is meant to tell a story; on Friday night, Highland Community Residential Services told their story with photos by Christine Whelan-Hachey of Wonkyeye Photography.
The organization held a reception at the Pictou County Wellness Centre to show what a day in the life of HCRS looks like. The photo essay was shot over the summer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the local organization.
The idea of a photo essay came from a committee to help celebrate the anniversary of the organization and a way to show the public what HCRS does.
“People recognizing themselves and their friends,” is the best part about seeing some of the photos that had been placed in the entryway to the celebration, said Hilary Amit of HCRS.
“Just the joy people have being together and seeing the photographs.”
During the celebration, guests were welcomed by Amit and then watched the slideshow photo essay that was approximately 30 minutes long. There was also lots of social time for supporters and clients of the service to have a chance to talk and mingle.
“This is the opening to the public to say here’s who we are at 40 years old,” Amit said.
Daniel Jorgensen and Marja Jorgensen enjoy some of the photos that were on display at the HCRS 40th anniversary photo exhibit last Friday. (Brimicombe photo)