Rob suggested that I look at the work of Wendy Ewald who I was not familiar with and found her work most interesting and inspiring. She has worked with a group of children during which they developed their own photographic images and added text. Through these they explored their perceptions of self, community and home.
She also produced 29 large scale photographic banners which were then placed in 12 outdoor locations.
This would make a powerful focus point for the general public particularly bringing the work into the public domain. I have also inserted a video on my video page where Wendy Ewald talks about her work in detail.