Everyone, at one point in their lives, has felt cornered. For gang-involved youth growing up on the streets of Boston, that feeling is literal. Their street corner determines so much of their lives, including whether they go to school or prison.
That’s the inspiration behind the Uncornered Project. Working with College Bound Dorchester, PJA is documenting the stories of people who have felt cornered— Influencers on the streets and in boardrooms, from former gang members all the way to politicians, celebrities, and business leaders. With bold portraits placed in high traffic areas, paired with moving stories, the project reveals the universal experience of what it means to be Uncornered and how working together we can change lives, and our communities for the better— One corner at a time.