A small business of her own. A chance to coach sports. A college degree.
These are just a few of the American Dreams of Nebraskans profiled in “Opportunity: Points of View” a new photography exhibit supported by Nebraska Appleseed.
The exhibit reflects the stories of hardworking Nebraskans who have overcome life obstacles, ranging from a young Mom in Ogallala to a car accident survivor in Lincoln.
Their stories and achievements are impressive, but their points of view are truly inspiring. In spite of struggles, each individual reflects the spirit of hard work and determination that is part of what makes Nebraska great. Each person chose, in the face of obstacles, to leverage the opportunities available to them, such as higher education or child care assistance, and make the most of them to achieve their dreams.
We invite you to come see for yourself. The exhibit will be unveiled in a small event on the first floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, January 31, 2011 at 9:30 am, and will be on display there through February 4, 2011.
The exhibit was created by photographer Nathan Chandler of 40 Nights Photography, author Mary Pipher, and Nebraska Wesleyan University student Meera Bhardwaj. It was produced by Nebraska Appleseed with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and the Woods Charitable Fund. Our thanks to everyone who helped make the exhibit happen!