Participants learn to express themselves visually. They become the author, rather than the subject of their story. When they learn to capture and describe what they see, they begin to imagine ways of changing their situation.
Partnership between collaborating organizations builds relationships that are historically tense if existent at all (particularly between interfaith groups). Serving alongside one another on behalf of the marginalized breaks down barriers and suspicion.
A Face to Reframe seeks to empower individuals and communities to be agents of change in their own story. As such, success is achieved when local leaders have been trained and equipped to continue the process of using photography in the development of their community.
We leave our cameras and curriculum behind, but continue to be involved as consultants and advocates. The ongoing support of the chosen project is sustained because of community ownership.