Chukwuma Egbuzie ’19 believes everyone has a story to tell. He spent this summer documenting the tales of Worcester’s diverse citizens through photography.
Egbuzie, an economics and screen studies double major, crafted the digital marketing project — “Global Citizens of Worcester” — during an internship with the International Center of Worcester, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation. His first task: Define “global citizen.”
“We described such an individual as a citizen of Worcester who engaged with the city,” he says. Marking the mileage from the person’s original home showed that “Worcester is a magnetic area.”
With a set definition, Egbuzie hit the streets to snap his subjects’ photos and write a series of social media posts documenting Worcester’s global identity in the style of the popular Humans of New York digital series.
“This project gave me ideas for character development. I hope to mix and remix the personalities I’ve met during the summer in screenplays,” he says.