The Story of Foster Care

The Story of Foster Care is a traveling exhibition put on by Empty Frames Initiative. Through the medium of photography it explores the intricate, complicated world of

out-of-home care in the United States.

The artists: foster care alumni, social workers, and foster parents. The project explores the highs and lows, contrasting emotions, and the importance of hearing every individual’s perspective.

As much a part of the exhibit as the photographs on display are the written pieces. Some artists describe the journey in a narrative form while others use poetry to write the viewer into the story.


This exhibition is curated by Empty Frames Initiative, a non-profit that looks to empower orphaned and vulnerable youth as they transition out of state care. May 3rd launched a summer-long tour of this display at local churches, schools and businesses in the Raleigh area. Through this tour Empty Frames Initiative hopes to raise the funds to purchase their first facility, where youth aging out of foster care can receive training in life skills, counseling, community and knowledge of the gospel.


North Ridge Church: May 19th @ 5pm

                                    May 22nd @ 7pm

City Gallery:                June 7th

All locations are available for multiple days, but please message us for times not listed above! Use the contact form below to bring us to your school, church or business! 


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