The photos and videos that I am submitting for the Oakland Fence Project were created in collaboration with First Place for Youth, a local nonprofit that provides support for former foster youth entering young adulthood, one of the most vulnerable times for this population. I have talked with and photographed many of their youth over the past few years, and it is so compelling to meet so many young people who have lived such tumultuous lives and see their resilience. It is incredibly inspiring that First Place for Youth casts such a wide safety net for this population. Telling the youth’s stories enables First Place for Youth to keep doing the good work they are doing. See Ma’Kia’s story here:
Originally from rural Ohio, her earliest and fondest media exposure was to two PBS channels (out of the six that pulled in by antenna, what her parents affectionately referred to as “farmer vision”), which fueled an interest in and pursuit of documentary filmmaking and photography.
Whether it’s still or motion pictures, Goshe’s approach is documentary; capturing real life, honest moments, and the characteristics of people and places in time. It’s all about cultivating the story, refining it, and putting it out into the world. Part one, shooting what unfolds; part two, editing it down to the good stuff. The process requires a lot of consideration and organization, and the more collaboration, the better.
Goshe earned a B.A. from Bennington College in 2009 and has been a full-time freelancer since 2012. In addition, Goshe is a founding member of and lead video producer at CreativeMornings Oakland and has volunteered with Stanford University and Camp Reel Stories teaching youth media workshops.