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Buffalo native creates photography program for veterans

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 11:34:05-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 35 Combat Veterans just finished up their 12th week at Brendan Bannon's Odyssey Photography Workshop. It is a photo class designed to help veterans reintegrate into society.

"When you come back from conflict, and you come home. You come home to a world that you might not recognize and might not recognize you," Bannon said. "The camera requires you to pay attention."

For the last 12 weeks, participants have photographed themselves, landscapes, sceneries and so much more. Each assignment though, does go back to the expereinces veterans have when they return home from combat.

"I think photography has really made it easier to vocalize things that were harder to do in the past. it really allowed me to find a voice for some thoughts," Iraq war veteran and participant Robert Healy said.

All the work created from the 12 week program will be up for public display September 20 at Curtain Up.