PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Photographers Without Borders - Project 1728
July 19-31, 2018
NGO: Limitless Horizons Ixil
by Anita Bonnarens - Visual Storyteller
Hi, I am Anita
...a Vancouver based Belgian visual storyteller with a passion for observing and documenting life. As an international humanitarian photographer, the art of photography is my language. By creating powerful visual stories I connect with people beyond words, culture, and borders to conserve cultural traditions, raise awareness and inspire social change. With my work I aim to resonate in the heart and move people into action.
As teachers, doctors and nurses volunteer all over the world, PWB photographers also donate their time and skills free of charge to create photographic materials for the NGO. Without marketing it is difficult for them to obtain sponsorships, credibility, funding, tell their stories or become well-known in their communities. Many projects with good intentions often struggle to find funding for their own programming, let alone funding for photography and video, so PWB is solving a huge problem in the world of grassroots organizations worldwide. I am honoured and grateful to be part of a community of storytellers who empower grassroots organizations worldwide and a firm believer in using the power of images to successfully convey work being done by NGO’s and humanitarian agencies. To be able to do this, I am asking for your support.
Your support will allow me to document the NGO Limitless Horizons Ixil. Together we can tell their story through visual communication so they can promote involvement in their mission, grow their support and make a difference in the lives of the families of Chajul, Guatemala http://limitlesshorizonsixil.org
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