Happy Monday morning, lovelies!
I’d love to share with you some photography campaigns that I’ve discovered that tip the Amazing Scale. It’s incredible how much one photograph can speak about a situation. It not only can speak louder than words, it can yell about the things that need to change in our world….all by clicking that little shutter and creating a voice for the oppressed.
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The Ripple Effect is an advocacy campaign created by the photojournalist, Annie Griffiths. She got a posse together of the some of the best female photojournalists working today & they document the plight of poor women and girls in the world.
Image: Amy Vitale
Image: Lyndsey Addario
The best part about this campaign is that it highlights the things that empower these females and what is working as they live in treacherous conditions. Their goal is to use the power of these images to help non-governmental organizations attract attention and donations for the projects that make a difference.
Image: Lynn Johnson
There’s an inspiring video here about their work. What an awesome way to get the message out.
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Americapoverty.org is another non-profit that is doing some incredible work. Their mission is to “seek to make the poor more visible through their photography and the training of new activists.”
Image: Steve Liss
Images: Brenda Ann Kenneally
The “take action” part of this campaign that I think is so brilliant is that they piloted a school program in the US. High school students hosted a traveling photography exhibition, video presentation and student-taught classes on poverty. This video says it all–worth a watch.
I have been in love with photography for so long and I’m still in awe of the power of images. What an incredible tool to tell a story.
Have a wonderful week!