Event photography, has many genres. The red carpet, the office shindig, community engagement.
This gig was a community engagement event. I had never heard of a Citizen’s Jury. For those of you who don’t know, a citizens’ jury is a mechanism of participatory action research (PAR) that draws on the symbolism, and some of the practices, of a legal trial by jury. (Wikipedia)
Participatory action research. (PAR) is an approach to research in communities that emphasizes participation and action. It seeks to understand the world by trying to change it, collaboratively and following reflection. (Wikipedia).
Basically, we ask the average Jo, what he thinks about things before we change things.