WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
After Richard Lee-Thai came to uLethbridge to study music, he didn’t just look for a community: he created one.
Richard founded Humans of ULeth, a social media storytelling/photo journalism project, in October 2018. Modelled after the popular blog, Humans of New York, Humans of ULeth features portraits and short, candid stories of uLethbridge students, staff and faculty.
“I’ve always had an interest in photography and writing and I was trying to find how I could bring those skills and passion here. I started with people who I knew. The first person I interviewed was one of my music classmates and then my residence assistants and it’s branched out from there.”
The project has taken on a life of its own with hundreds of followers on Facebook and Instagram and a growing team behind it.
"A big thing for next year is we want to bring our digital platform into the physical world and host some community building events. That’s what we're trying to do with this project: promote human connection through storytelling.”