Changing worlds with photography.
Located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, considered the tallest coastal range in the world, and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is Misión Gaia. This grassroots non-profit organization has been working diligently over the past eight years to promote the sustainable use of natural resources and increase the well-being of surrounding communities. It does this by providing environmental education and strategies to reduce the impact of development, thereby mitigating the loss of biodiversity. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is valued for its variety of ecosystems, high number of endemic species, rich biodiversity, and hydrological resources. It is also home, and sacred land to four indigenous groups. In 2013, a study published in the Journal of Science declared Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta“irreplaceable”.
Having previously directed a US and Peruvian NGO located in the Amazon Basin, I know first-hand about the positive change that can happen working hand and hand with local communities. As a photographer, I am proud to work alongside Misión Gaia to help tell their story to the world through photography. I believe photography provides a real opportunity to help connect people with their natural heritage and explore the important links between communities and natural ecosystems.
If you’d like to join me in support of Misión Gaia and Photographers Without Borders, please consider donating here. Funds are divided equally between the two organizations.
Donors like you have helped photographers fundraise 100% of project-related costs since 2014!
Every year, our photographers and videographers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of grassroots initiatives that are making a real change in this world where it is most needed. By capturing, honouring and witnessing humanity at its best, we are not only inspiring many, but we are forging new narratives of what is and what is possible.
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 and disbursed 50/50, between the photographer's/videographer's assigned cause and PWB, which is also a volunteer-run organization.
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All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.
Maggie and I are excited and grateful for your efforts!