Changing worlds with photography.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” Mandela (2002)
About this project:
Without sounding cliched, the youth is the path to a better future for all of us. In a nowadays society, it is crucial that we equip people to make a difference in the communities around them first through personal development and equipping people to engage with their communities. The days of being separate and isolated, while still prevalent, are an old way of operating. The shift to inclusivity, collaborative living, where it is about community, the principle of ‘Ubuntu’ runs deep. Having the freedom to make our own life choices only becomes viable when we live in a society and community that both nurtures and supports this. That is why I feel honored to have been chosen by PWB to photograph YouthCan.
I am passionate about this project and that is why I am are asking for your support. Any help, no matter how small or large, goes a long way!
About the Photographer - Alyson:
I am an experienced editorial photographer whose graphic yet keenly observed work has appeared in travel magazines in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and my native South Africa. I was lucky enough to have studied under the tutelage of renowned apartheid documentary photographer Paul Weinberg. I pursue my own social documentary work believing that this is the pathway to bringing about change in self and communities. A recent project is a study of a subsistence fishing village northwest of Cape Town in which tourism has brought about a cultural and racial collision between longtime inhabitants and more affluent visitors. I have shot for PWB previously in Cambodia for Volunteers Building Cambodia.
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.