Changing worlds with photography.
Thank you so much for stopping by to learn about this upcoming photography project. I was recently selected by Photographers Without Borders (PWB) to travel to Kigali, Rwanda in March 2019 to document the work of Talking Through Art. Founded in 2015, Talking Through Art offers vocational training to individuals with disabilities living in Kigali in an effort to help them become independent and active members of their community. Some of their other services also include English classes, health education, and sponsoring education for children of parents with disabilities. Please visit their website to learn more.
Through photography, I will be documenting their work and the individuals they are helping, with an ultimate goal of expanding the reach of their services to this community.
I am a photographer and physiotherapist based in Toronto, Canada. It's been a mix of interests and passions that have led me to this project: my love of photography, my passion for travel and pushing my comfort zone, my interest in health promotion, and my desire to share my talent in order to help others. I am excited to have my photography journey unfold alongside my physiotherapy career, and I can't wait to be able to bring my current skills in both areas to Kigali and Talking Through Art.
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Please return often for updates on the lead up to my trip.
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Susan: Hope your trip is everything you want it to be - what you are doing is amazing!
|Julia & Martin||$150.00|
Good luck Zuzia!
Helen and Colin Flint
What a great idea!
|On behalf of KZ||$75.00|
Keep making this world a better place xoxo
Blessings as you share your talents!
Sounds like a wonderful initiative! Looking forward to hearing more about it and following along the journey.
This is Amazing...and so are you. Xo
What an amazing opportunity! I hope you find it very rewarding, both personally and professionally.
You are amazing! I am so excited for you and so happy we met!!!!
Good luck Zuzia. ❤
February 17, 2019 6:32 PM
Oops! So sorry if you just received that update a second time!
February 17, 2019 6:27 PM
Hello dear donors,
One month to go!
Without taking up too much of your time, I'd like to give you a quick update on my road to Rwanda, to which you so generously donated.
I've spoken to the founder of the organization and he told me that the members are excited to host me and are looking forward to meeting me. I of course feel the same.
If you'd like to learn more about the organization I'll be working with, this is a great video that they themselves made: https://youtu.be/
I've been out there taking photos despite the cold temperatures and organizing events to continue fundraising.
I can't thank you enough for contributing to this great cause and I can't wait to share the experience with you.
Please follow me on instagram @feelslikethirty as I get closer to departure day and while I'm in Rwanda.
I look forward to sharing an update just before I leave on March 15th and upon my return.
Thank you sincerely,