Posted by: beth
April 16, 2013 |
April 16, 2013
Here at A Face to Reframe we talk a lot about perspective. Based on the power inversion of typical photojournalism, we emphasize the need to hear and see from those directly affected by the issues we stereotype and create programs to address. We believe that the perspective of the marginalized is key to transformative individual and community development.
This map shows the power of perspective. Take a look. Are you as shocked as I am?
Our first public event in Fort Collins, Colorado was a huge success. Hosted at the community coffeehouse, Everyday Joes, and sponsored by Otter Cares Foundation and Restoration Counseling, we were honored to have so many community organizations attend and numerous businesses donate to our silent auction.
Live music, a kids scavenger hunt, homemade chili, photobooth, and silent auction entertained guests while they viewed a collection of photographs from our projects with Prax(us), Antalya and Ankara, Turkey,...
Posted by: beth
January 7, 2013 |
January 7, 2013
Over the holidays I hosted 10 family members from 3 states, all descending upon us in chaotic glory to share Christmas and do life with each other! For 9 days we did virtually little else than eat and hang. It took the clock ticking down the last few hours for us to make the trek to Everyday Joes and see the photography exhibit from the last 5 projects of A Face to Reframe.
My Mom has been a faithful supporter and Board member since the inception. She has seen every photograph, heard intimate details about every project, and knows by name many of the participants. She is not your average viewer....
We've never claimed to be a solution to gross stereotyping, disenfranchisement, or systemic poverty. We can't "fix" anything.
But we have strived to be a part of the answer. One piece in a complex matrix of interventions that might just do something, have some effect toward something better.
Lately, the more research I do around domestic human trafficking, the clearer picture I see of indicators, factors already present in adolescents that overwhelmingly lead to vulnerability on the street. There is a rise in shelters dedicated to rescue, aftercare programs being developed stateside to address...
What an honor to be included among the talented work around the world on behalf of women! This issue of EYE SEE MEDIA is "Eve: International Stories of Struggle and Triumph" and we are featured in an article entitled "Reframe: Photography with Dignity."
The amazing beauty is that you can read the entire issue FREE by following this link. And please do not hesitate to share, link, like, and embed away as it brings great attention to our organization, but particularly individual...
As a photographer, committed to irradicating injustice and stereotypes, I am a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers. It is my privilege to announce the community's first book, with yours truly as a contributor. The particular entry I submitted was from a journey to a remote village to document a cottage industry, Rivers Mark Trading Company. Huri's story is a testament to the struggle of bridging gaps.
As Mario Mattei, President of the International Guild of Visual...
I just finished a fabulously written, though gut-wrenching, memoir whose subtitle reads: Fighting for a world where girls are not for sale. Rachel Lloyd is the founder and Executive Director of GEMS, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, based in New York. I have crossed paths with her before, at the National Runaway and Homeless Youth Training Conference, but missed hearing her speak. So, I was thrilled to hear her at The Justice Conference last month, again in Portland.
In her book she weaves her own story as a sexually exploited child with the stories of the girls she has known and loved,...
Considerations for Humanitarian/Missions Photography
Selma is a loving Christian Turkish woman ministering to the underserved disabled population of Turkey. She works with a team of women to provide in home care to a multitude of families struggling to keep their disabled children out of institutions.
Several times a year, professionals from the West come to offer trainings and to support their work. They often travel to the rough areas and sparse homes in which the families live in poverty.
These volunteers are Christians, often sent by financial...
Posted by: beth
January 27, 2012 |
January 27, 2012
When I was young, I used to think HIV/AIDS was a blood transfusion problem and I feared doctors and needles.
When I was older, I thought HIV/AIDS was a gay-man problem and I felt safe and not very sympathetic.
Later, I thought HIV/AIDS was an African problem and I felt compassion and anger at injustice.
But I've never knowingly known someone with HIV/AIDS.
I've only known and feared and made assumptions about the "problem" and whose fault it was.
A Face to Reframe is working on a partnership with the Northern Colorado AIDS Project to facilitate two projects with the folks...