In a culture that is far more transient the connections between people can weaken a lot. In a simple project, sharing hopes, dreams and fears within the community helped rebuild the connections, with a lot of benefits. And for Rural communities, that can be an amazing improvement.
The Young Adult Photovoice Project, led by Tim Wray, was funded in part by the Alberta Rural Development Network. Their website has some great information about the Photovoice Project, as well as a Gallery of the photos and stories. There is also a How-To Guide that's worth checking out if you're interested in doing a similar project in your community!