M.F.A. Candidate Brittany Powell Shines Light on Faces of Debt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
SF STATE NEWS -- Powell, a Master of Fine Arts student at SF State, has photographed 50 individuals, interviewed them and invited them to share their debt stories on handwritten notes. She hopes to illuminate the role that this invisible but powerful force can play in the lives of everyday people and reframe how society perceives it. “I’ve had random people e-mail me to say how important it was for them to see the project and know they’re not alone, that it’s a problem everyone experiences,” Powell tells SF State News. “We have this view of debt as being something to be ashamed of, but it’s so culturally enforced.”