An exhibit on the Boston Common highlights the journeys of local young people who left their former gangs behind, as well as a number of political and civic leaders from across the city describing their own stories of overcoming difficulties in life.

"Boston Uncornered" is a series of 26 larger-than-life, black-and-white portraits by photographer John Huet in partnership with the program of the same name by College Bound Dorchester, which helps young adults leave gangs and get a college degree.

The creative duo behind the project, photographer John Huet and PJA Advertising + Marketing CEO Phil Johnson, joined Boston Public Radio to discuss its run on the Boston Common. The exhibit is on display until Aug. 25.