Fall 2023 Exhibition
We Are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves
On View Sept. 25–Dec. 20, 2023 (Extended)
Krause Center for Innovation Gallery
Building 4000, Lower Level VIEW MAP
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Tuesday/Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join Us for These Special Events
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, 5–7 p.m., KCI Gallery
Artist Talk via Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Noon-1 p.m.
Join by Zoom
During this one-hour presentation, Judy Walgren will discuss the KCI Gallery exhibition, We Are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves, the collaborative portraiture process used to make the images with the Survivors and the impact that the process had on those involved, including Walgren.
Surviving Sexual Violence: Panel Discussion and Exhibit Closing
Thursday Nov. 16, at 5-7 p.m.
Krause Center for Innovation (Building 4000, Room 4006)
Please join panelists for a discussion about surviving sexual violence and sources of support and additional resources for Foothill students and community members.
- Jennifer Bedania, education & outreach coordinator, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley
- Grace Carroll, reporter for the Stanford Daily
- Catalina Rodriguez, dean of students, Foothill College
- Judy Walgren, artist and full-time photography instructor, Foothill College
About the Exhibition
"We are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves" features collaborative portraits made with Judy Walgren, the project coordinator, and people who survived sexual abuse by a prominent doctor from Michigan State University.
Photographers Eve Edelheit and Maddie McGarvey each contributed a collaborative portrait with a Survivor, as well.
Visual archives are powerful devices for building and perpetuating cultural perceptions of communities, especially groups who have been involved in traumatic events. During a recent online search using “Survivors” and the name of an infamous abuser, the viewer is confronted with gridded images of extremely distraught women interspersed with photographs of a large group of women standing onstage during a high-profile awards ceremony. This body of work, created collaboratively between the photographer and the people portrayed, attempts to expand narrowly focused visual narratives around the Survivor community from Michigan State University and beyond. By presenting images that reach beyond visualized trauma and triumph, we hope to present a more nuanced view of these courageous people, expand the archive, and move their stories forward.
This is an ongoing body of work. If you identify as someone who survived a traumatic situation(s) and would like to participate in our project, please email Judy Walgren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companion Show in Gallery 6100
Oct. 4-Nov.18, 2023
Tuesday–Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursdays: 10–11:30 am
As a companion show to “We are Worth Everything: Survivors as Themselves,” Judy Walgren’s visual stories and photojournalism will be on display in Gallery 6100 in the Photography Building.
Walgren is an award-winning photojournalist, editorial director, visual communication specialist, and professor. As full-time faculty at Foothill College, she will be sharing her passion for storytelling and image-making. This exhibit gives a glimpse into three deeply moving stories with a social documentary emphasis.