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Through the Survivors' Lens

Through the Survivors' Lens

A blurred image of a stop sign.

Caption: "On this night one of my good friends chose to hurt me, when I asked him to stop, he wouldn't. Being a survivor hasn't stopped since."

View the exhibit August 26th, 2019 - September 14, 2019 in Trisolini Gallery (Baker 405). Hours: Monday–Saturday 10:00a.m.–4:00p.m., and Thursday 10:00a.m.–8:00p.m.

Gallery Reception: August 29, 2019, Trisolini Gallery, 6PM-8PM.

Description of the Project

Through the Survivors’ Lens provides a compelling, visual means for provoking thought and reflection within the University community much like the Monument Quilt did in Fall 2017, and the What Were You Wearing Exhibit in Fall 2018. Fifty-two photographs are presented, from twenty survivors. Some photographs reflect childhood trauma, sexual violence in college and domestic violence in long-term marital relationships. Everyone can experience the exhibit in different ways. Braille is provided, as is audio recordings, with item descriptions of the photographs.

Through the Survivors' Lens supported by the Women's Center, Survivor Advocacy Program, Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychological Services, the College of Fine Arts and University Galleries, Office of Instructional Innovation, Ohio University Libraries, Better Bystanders, Ambassadors to the Survivor Advocacy Program, and the Student National Medical Association. There will be an opening reception on August 29th, 2019, 6PM-8PM in Trisolini Gallery, and the exhibit will close on September 14, 2019.


Audio Tour of Exhibit

We invite you to use the following video to allow you to explore the exhibit online. This audio tour includes item descriptions of the photographs, readings of "context pieces" provided by survivors to give individuals more information about their photograph(s) and caption(s), and the captions for the photographs themselves. Braille is also available for anyone to utilize at the exhibit. Braille is located on the wall, on foam core, at 60" height, and is at the start of each survivors' photograph(s). For example, if a survivor has submitted five photographs, there is only one item of Braille, indicating the audio number. This audio number aligns with the audio number listed in the Braille book, and the audio number in the audio playlist. 


Resources and Reporting

At Ohio University, your safety as a member of our University community is of paramount importance. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking, we want you to know that there are resources available to help you. The University is committed to providing a prompt, equitable, effective, and fair response to address reports of sexual misconduct.

If you have experienced sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking, you have options for reporting that conduct.

  • If you would like to report sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking to the University, please contact University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) located in Lindley 006 on the Athens campus. You may also call them at 740-593-9140, or fax them at 740-593-9168. You may e-mail them at equity@ohio.edu or titleix@ohio.edu AND/OR click on the “Report Sexual Misconduct” tab at: https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civilrights/index.cfm.
  • If you would like to report sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking to Law Enforcement, there are two options. For criminal acts occurring on campus, please contact Ohio University Police Department located at 88 University Terrace 135 Scott Quad, on the Athens campus. You may also call them at 740-593-1911 or call 911 for emergency. You may e-mail them at: police@ohio.edu. You may also visit their website for more information: www.ohio.edu/police. For criminal acts occurring in Athens, please contact the Athens Police Department, located at 11 North College Street, Athens, Ohio. You may call them at 740-592-3313 or call 911 for emergency. You may also visit their website for more information. www.ci.athens.oh.us/120/PoliceDepartment Criminal Acts Occurring Elsewhere: Emergency CALL 911. Please contact the local law enforcement office where the crime occurred.

If you would like to talk with a confidential resource on campus, there are options.