Seeing Is Believing was developed in 2007 as a collaboration between around 100 parents, young people and children, who are supported by Barnardo’s in different ways, with writer Diane Church and Marysa Dowling. So often people living in poverty are talked about in the media, but rarely asked for their views. The images used on television and in magazines are generally shot by people who have little or no connection with their subjects. This project aimed to help address this imbalance. Its aim was for participants to identify issues and develop art works accurately capturing what poverty means to them, how it impacts on their lives and how it makes them feel. Throughout the project Dowling also photographed each participant.