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This page was created in support of Photographers Without Borders® (PWB)


Photography for Social Change

PWB Project Aug. 1-14, 2017 


 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 Helping Overcome Obstacle Peru (H.O.O.P.) 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 Arequipa.


Donors like you have helped photographers fundraise 100% of project-related costs since 2014! If you keep scrolling down you will find an explanation and detailed overview of the project-related costs that are being covered with your donation. 


Any amount will help and is very much appreciated! For any donation as from U.S. $100 I personally send you Silent Poetry, a large (11×8.5 inch), 20-page, hardcover coffee table photo book with a collection of Vancouver moments accompanied with poetic thoughts. Designed by Apple. Delivered in your mailbox.


Alternative, I am also offering a collection of my fin art images for sale. You can choose between ordering art prints, canvas prints, metal prints, framed prints or stationary cards. Profits go into the fundraiser. Have a look here:

Society6 - Anita Bonnarens Photography Art Prints

If you have any questions at all or would like to offer help in another way, 

please feel free to contact me directly at

Join me in my journey and be part of the story.

A heartfelt thank you for your support,


Photography for Social Change

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:

  • Airfare
  • Visa's
  • Vaccinations
  • 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.


Learn more about PWB.

All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

Natasha Etherington
Good luck Anita! I will take you for lunch when you get back. Tasha
Patricia Angoy
Dear Anita, Good luck for you and those with you on your trip to Arequipa. Thank you for doing this for all of us. with love, Patricia
Al Arvelo
Hi Anita I am a friend of Steven and wanted to help in your worthy cause. I hope it helps. Regards, Alan
Helena Parewyck
So proud of you. Love you xo
Bill Johnston
With best wishes for a successful project - happy to support your pursuit of a dream!
Hello, Hopefully, as they say, it's the right size and color. I am jealous and yet proud to know you - in that you're embarking on this amazing journey. Love your work too! Sincerely, Simon
Michael and Lara
Good luck and best wishes for this project!
The Kramer Family
Love your heart Anita! Looking forward to seeing these images and a good visit when you return! xo
Good luck!
eva boyd
What an adventure! Congratulations for doing this.
Christine & Mike
Wim Wuyts
Great initiative ! Wim
Mane & Karel $200.00
A TGL Alumni
Good luck!
Wish I could help out more! I am so very proud of you and the work you are doing. What a wonderful way to inspire and contribute to the goodness in the world. You are an amazing human being.
Norbert Cools
Veel geluk met je prosject, Anita :)
Good luck my friend
Corwin Hiebert
What an awesome project Anita! Your passion, talent, and generous heart will make this experience a life-changing one for all involved.
Scott Spurgeon
Good luck. Say hi to the 'kids', I miss having Ralph wearing a Gryphon jersey for our teams in the gym and on the soccer pitch.
Jonathan Mercier $100.00
Gina Orlando
You amaze me!! I can't wait to hear all about your journey. xo, Ms. Monkey
Program Fee $1,800.00

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