Changing worlds with photography.
My name is John Arthur Brown and I am a photographer, based in Atlanta, GA. In September of 2018, I'll be traveling to El Porvenir, Atlantida, Honduras to document, and help tell the story of Honduras Child Alliance.
According the Work Bank website, Honduras is a low to middle-income country, with more than 60.9 percent of the population living in poverty in 2016, according to official data. In rural areas, approximately one out of 5 Hondurans live in extreme poverty, or on less than US$1.90 per day.
Honduras Child Alliance realizes that lack of education is what perpetuates the cycle of poverty, and works to change these conditions by providing the children of El Porvenir with a sustainable educational environment, where they can eventually see themselves as part of the solution.
From the PWB storytellers page:
What makes you passionate about helping Honduras Child Alliance?
When I was in high school, I realized that no matter how things turned out, having an education would eventually be the thing that makes the difference. I felt like I had to go to school or else I wasn't going to make it at anything. If HCA is providing children with the educational tools to break the poverty cycle, then that is the story I would like to help them tell. I believe that education and opportunity are long term, sustainable solutions for poverty. HCA is an organization that seems to use this line of reason to guide its focus. I would love to help them tell the story of how they walk that line.
How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
I would start by asking the members of HCA about the ideas that they had when they joined the NGO, and to show me in what ways they were going about seeing those ideas fleshed out. I would ask them to show concrete examples of how children's lives were changed by way of their work. I would ask them to show me what they do, on a day to day, hour by hour basis. As a photographer I have questions. I don't have the answers, but I would like to photograph them. That's where I come in.
What message would you like to send to your supporters?
That you are helping me to help others, and that this is a collective effort. You're contribution is evidence that while not one person can do all of the things, one person's contribution can do something. In the end, those we help, actually help us as well. It's an ongoing cycle.
About Photographers Without Borders:
You can help by supporting our photographers and videographers (See the side bar to the right to see fundraisers for our most recent recruits).
Each of our official photographers/videographers is assigned a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon acceptance. These pages are a privilege we offer that are intended to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer photographers/videographers to raise their program fees and subsidize or cover these necessary project-related expenses:
- Health Insurance
- Travel Insurance
The following expenses are the sole responsibility of the photographer/videographer:
- Privately arranged travel / Equipment & Equipment Insurance / Software / Extra Baggage Fees / Donation perks / Clothing / Postage/Postcard / Prints / Etc.
Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) envisions a world where we all put ourselves in each others' shoes and work together. Our mission is to inform and inspire positive change by visually communicating the ways that grassroots initiatives are addressing problems in their communities. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.
PWB is not responsible for any donations made outside of these pages.
Any overage amounts raised on GroupRev will be donated with the photographers direction, 100% to the Organization, 100% to PWB or split 50/50, between the photographer's/videographer's assigned cause and PWB, which is also a volunteer-run organization.
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY !
All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.