Acacia Fund is a local nonprofit developed by Dr. Tim Williamson and CTC international to help children with special needs in Maai Maihu, Kenya. I had a great time covering their fundraiser this year. Take a look~
To begin a new novel, I look for the biggest problem in my life that I can’t solve or tolerate. Something that drives me nuts, but I can’t fix. Then I find a metaphor that allows me to explore the problem, exaggerating and expanding it beyond reason. I build it up to the worst scenario possible and then find a way to solve it. By the time the book is done, I’ve exhausted all of my emotions around the original problem. Whatever it was, it no longer bothers me. And typically, during the time of writing, the problem has resolved itself. It’s like magic. Try it. It will keep you alive in this world of bullshit.
I met Wilbur at True Light Family Resource Center. He was in need of social services such as a bus pass, clothing, counseling, and food. I continued to follow him over nearly two years. This is his story…
Montenegro, a set on Flickr.
This Montenegrin collection is a work in progress-
Photos from PhotoPhilanthropy’s exhibition, “Right Before Your Eyes: Photography Driven By SocialChange,” in New York City Aug. 16 - Sept. 10, 2012
Chris Rainier in front of photos by Josh Meltzer and Rachael Jane.
If you happen to be in NYC during August or September, please check out this group exhibition from Photophilanthropy. PhotoPhilanthropy addresses critical social and environmental issues around the world by providing nonprofits and photographers with the resources to work together to create images that drive social change. I’m happy that they have selected one of my photos to be part of the exhibition.
Right Before Your Eyes: Photography Driven By Social Change
An Exhibition Presented by PhotoPhilanthropy at the United Nations
What? An exhibition including thirty stunning photographs by photographers from around the world.
When? Aug. 16 – Sept. 10, 2012
Where? Visitor’s Lobby, United Nations, New York City
Description: A single photograph can change the world. One moment, captured by a photographer’s lens, has the power to shift public policy, spark human rights campaigns, and alter the course of wars. “Right Before Your Eyes” showcases images that capture a range of social issues including global health, youth education, poverty and displaced people. With this exhibition, PhotoPhilanthropy pays tribute to the commitment of photographers to raising awareness for the most pressing social issues around the world today. On any given day, across the globe photojournalists are serving as witnesses, observers, and agents of change.