2010 Award Winner Leanne Tory-Murphy

Nuestro Camino | Our Journey

SAF alumni Leanne Tory-Murphy was selected to receive the second annual SAF Petrow-Freeman Documentary Award. A SAF Sowing Seeds for Change fellow in 2008, Leanne worked for the Rural and Migrant Ministry in New York, programming a 5-week Youth Leadership Academy and assisting with an oral history project, the Youth Arts Group, Rural Women's Conference, and Sullivan County Day camp. Leanne is a recent graduate of City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College with an interdisciplinary major in Food Systems.

Leanne's project focused on documenting the lives of farmworker women in Sullivan County, NY. Leanne collaborated on the project with “Gabriela,” the woman she documented during her fellowship in 2008, and several other young women from farmworker families. She completed her project in November 2010 and her final piece is a multimedia photo essay that can be used as a resource to educate and inform the community about farmworkers.

Watch Nuestro Camino | Our Journey here.