Facing a Changed World

March 16, 2023

July 30, 2023

Facing a Changed World is a collaborative installation between Siouxland Public Media and photographer Ron Johns. For the past few months, Studio Manager Mark Munger has been interviewing a diverse group of our regional citizens, opening a welcoming space to share and reflect on their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of their stories are heartbreakingly familiar and others are intensely personal. Their recorded stories will be accompanied by Johns beautifully spare black and white photographs. Together, Facing a Changed World, will give voice and presence to our community. It will be an important opportunity to learn more about the pandemic that we all lived through while looking towards some of the short- and long-term changes that our neighborhood, region, state, and the world have endured.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Margaret Ann Martin Everist Foundation, Humanities Iowa, Kind World Foundation, and Sioux City Lions Club.

The reception for Facing a Changed World will be on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

In 2020, COVID-19 changed our world. These are the stories from our community that describe that change. Click HERE to visit the Siouxland Public Media Facing a Changed World playlist, where you can hear each of the interviews, with English and with Spanish closed-captioning. This project is supported by the Margaret Ann Martin Everist Foundation, the Kind World Foundation, Humanities Iowa, the Friends of Siouxland Public Media, and the Noon Lions Club.




Margaret Ann Martin Everist Foundation

Dr. Nesrin K. Abu Ata


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