Alum Brittany Powell Highlights Debt Burdens through Art

Thursday, November 10, 2016
BASEMENT MEDICINE (JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE, VERMONT) -- A published freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker, Powell finished both her undergraduate and graduate degrees while she was at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, respectively. Powell said “The Debt Project” was catalyzed from her own experience with falling into debt. “I’ve been working on this project for almost four years,” said Powell. “I started it in 2013 and it really took on a life of its own, which I think is a big thing about documentary projects. Sometimes they do that. You start them with an abstract interest in a subject, then you get started and discover a lot of things along the way. “That’s been a big thing about this project,” she added. “It’s been a huge learning experience around the subject of debt. I came to this because of my own experience with debt.”