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


Changing worlds with photography.

I cannot thank you enough for your donation to this project. It’s always been difficult for me to decide which charity to support – helping those trapped in the cycle of poverty, protecting the environment, LGBTQ and gender equality – how is one to choose among so many important issues? Eventually, though, I realized that finding solutions to these problems rests on having an educated populace. By educating children, La Esperanza Granada helps brighten the future of not just the children they are helping, but of society as a whole. Supporting education supports all causes.

To those who donate $75 or more I am happy to provide a free 12X18 print (of your family if I’ve captured you before or of any of my personal or macro insect photography found here:  If you donate $300 or more you will receive a free 1 hour documentary session with me (this includes session fees and digitals, no travel).

Again, I thank you for your help. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for both me and for the children of Granada. 

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:

  • 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 and disbursed 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.

Amy Thelen
Love you, babe! So proud of you.
Ellen Whitford
A little late, and I wish it were more, but ... Love your work -- and YOU.
Cathy Roshon
In honor of your birthday!
Documentary Family Photographers Worldwide
Soooo proud of you xo
Ann Z-K
Just in under the wire. <3
Chris C $25.00
Sam! So proud of you! Love Gin
Corey Potter
Can't wait to see the stories you are able to document!
Joyanna Goslovich
so excited you get this opportunity!!
Sorry friend that this amount is not impressive in any way. I’d like to think that every little helps. Go do amazing things. As I know you will.
Allyson Klein
What a wonderful thing you're doing. Looking forward to seeing the photos and maybe go with you someday!
Sandra Stokmans
He Sam I hope you have a great and valuable trip and i can’t wait to see your images! Goodluck!
Marisa Kraft
I am so excited for you, Sam!!! This is an amazing cause and they are lucky to have you!
Anonymous $10.00
Alishah $30.00
Marge Le Barge
I wish wish wish I could just pay for your whole trip!! I know you're going to do such amazing work over there! Just adore you and I can't wait to hear all about it! XOXOX
Danielle MacInnes
YOU are amazing. I need more of you in my life!
Jessica DeLeon
Wish it was more... but so excited for you! REALLy hope to do this sometime in the future!
Pamela Anticole
Kick ass while you're there.
Kathy J Spanski
I am so proud of you for doing this and can't wait to see the images you make.
Christen Kuhl
Go Sam!
Nikki Gould
Go get 'em lady!!
Susan White $25.00
Taylor Irby
Wow! This is such an amazing thing you're doing.
Ennis Family
You always amaze me and can't wait to hear about this awesome opportunity. Love you!
Joel Conley
Hopefully this helps you achieve your goal of getting those poor photographers some borders.
Jonathan Rovick
I’d give $1000 if it were in my budget. Good luck to you.
Best wishes on this meaningful project, Sam. I can't wait to hear and see what happens.
Caitlin $40.00
Katie Jett Walls Photography
Way to go, Sam!!!!
Be safe!
Good luck.
Winni Carter
I’m rooting for you, girl!
Kelley Dallas Priddy
Kirsten Bethmann
Go get it girl!
Melissa Patino-Vega
Hi Samiboo, I know this is very little, but I really hope it helps. I love you so so much and I’m beyond proud of all of your work. This is an amazing project and opportunity. I hope you reach your goal! Te quiero mil!
Jessie Way
This is an amazing opportunity!! Enjoy, my lover!! Thank you for all the pics you take of us and the random babysitting and also for getting me drunk and forgiving me for puking in your sink and not cleaning it up. Love, Jessie
Jen Early
Congratulations! Enjoy your trip! :)
Caitlin Deanne Hines $30.00
Lindsey Eden Bartell
Love you, friend.
Rosanne Ullman
Great work, Sam!
Rudy Ortega
Hey Sam, I know it's not much, but it's all I can afford. Hope this helps.
Caitlin Deanne Hines
Have an amazing trip!
Shaun Mazurek
Congrats Sam! You are an excellent photographer and I know your shots of this project will be a tremendous help.
Tim and Shelley
So proud of you!
Delighted for you, Sam, and happy to contribute what little I can.
What an amazing opportunity! Nicaragua is a country close to my heart. I’ve spent several summers there helping in their schools. I’m excited to see your work!
Latasha Wilson Tasci
Wish I could afford more, but what an amazing opportunity!!
Richard Hunt
Dear Sam, you’ve got the talent to really make something of this. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
Patricia Finnegan
What a great opportunity this is for you, Sam! Drink it up and live every moment. I'm proud of you and proud to be your friend. — Patricia
Carrie Frech
CONGRATS!! Enjoy! And fb the experience.
Mesa Ramsey family $300.00
The Winner Family
Samantha Hines $250.00

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