“The International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) is a nonprofit, democratic, and academically oriented professional organization devoted to the visual study of society, culture, and social relationships. IVSA membership is open to any person regardless of occupation, citizenship, or residence. The organizational membership represents a wide spectrum of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, education, visual communication, photography, art, journalism, and related fields.”
( IVSA statement)
The following photographs can be found on the page of Denis Rochefort in the IVSA gallery.
Denis Rochefort: “The People in Peril shelter in Worcester, MA is the last resort for the sick, homeless, and addicted residents of Massachusetts’ second largest city. Race, class, and gender inequality as well as violence haunt many of the residents.”