The “Cherry Pie Mindset” exhibit. Photo by Alex Lawler

A university student debuted a photography exhibit in collaboration with a Street Sense Media artist/vendor at a gallery in downtown D.C. last month. The exhibit will be featured until June 10.

Hosted by George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the exhibit is titled “Cherry Pie Mindset” and features Queenie Featherstone, a homeless rights advocate with the People for Fairness Coalition.

Camille DeSantos, a junior at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design, met Featherstone at the beginning of her thesis while she was an intern with Street Sense Media. A photojournalism major, DeSantos was immediately enamored by Featherstone’s style, determination, generosity and faith. In addition to her advocacy work, Featherstone also serves on the board of directors for Unity Healthcare.

Every spring, the Corcoran school hosts an exhibit where students showcase their theses and capstone projects. The photos of Featherstone are interspersed with pieces of her own writing, so as to seep into the hearts of viewers like the filling of a cherry pie.