Daytona State photographers donating positive images to Vince Carter Sanctuary

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At its Nov. 10 reception, the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell wlll showcase a permanent exhibit presented by the Daytona State College’s Southeaster Center for Photographic Studies.

The Vince Carter Sanctuary houses Flagler County’s Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit, which serves people referred by law enforcement who are experiencing behavioral health issues, and Project WARM, a long-term residential treatment program for women who are pregnant, post-partum or parenting young children.
The Vince Carter Sanctuary houses Flagler County’s Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit, which serves people referred by law enforcement who are experiencing behavioral health issues, and Project WARM, a long-term residential treatment program for women who are pregnant, post-partum or parenting young children.

Photography students, faculty and alumni have donated 37 images to the sanctuary. They include sweeping landscapes, children at play and other superlative vignettes of life, love and nature.

The exhibit, called Positive Exposure, will be permanently displayed at the treatment and rehab facility located at 301 Justice Lane in Bunnell.

“There is much research available regarding the power of photography in terms of healing and inspiration,” said Dan Biferie, who chairs the photography program. “We wanted to create an exhibit for the clients at Vince Carter that is inspirational, uplifting and healing. We hope this permanent display will be the beginning of many opportunities to work with the sanctuary.”

Eclectic display
Biferie contacted photography program students and alumni after being approached about the project by local businesswoman Jill Simpkins, who serves on the boards of Stewart-Marchman-Act, the Volusia County Medical Alliance and Daytona State’s Center for Women and Men.

“We put the call out and gave them the spirit behind the exhibit,” Biferie said, “and what they turned out is a beautiful, eclectic display of images depicting life and nature at its finest. We are very proud of our students and alumni, and we hope their work will have a meaningful influence on sanctuary clients.”

The Vince Carter Sanctuary is home to Flagler County’s Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit, which serves people referred by law enforcement who are experiencing behavioral health issues, and Project WARM, a long-term residential treatment program for women who are pregnant, post-partum or parenting young children.

The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies is a partnership between the photography programs at Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida, as well as Daytona State’s acclaimed Southeast Museum of Photography.

The Nov. 10 reception is from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information about the Vince Carter Sanctuary, call 386-254-1136. For details about the exhibit or the Daytona State photography program, call Biferie at 386- 506-3581.

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