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


Changing worlds with photography. Please help support my photojournalism efforts to document wildlife conservancy in Malaysia!

Donors like you have helped photographers fundraise 100% of project-related costs since 2014!

Photographers Without Borders has selected me to go to Malaysia to photo document the efforts of the Turtle Conservancy Society as it relates to the endangered species in the area. The Turtle Conservancy Society (TCS) was established in October 2011 with the aim to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.


As a member of the Photographers Without Borders team, I will work closely with the organization in a small village in Chukai to document the research, conservation, education and public outreach work that TCS is working hard to accomplish. Story-telling the efforts of TCS though the use of visual media will bring about both local and global awareness. This photo journalistic journey gives me the opportunity to produce images to help the on-going efforts of TCS to save such endangered species as the River Terrapin, Painted Terrapin, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, and Leatherback Turtle, to name a few. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to offer my skills to help global outreach to this small village in Malaysia but I need your support to make it happen.

And now, a bit about the awesome Photographers Without Borders Organization!

Every year, PWB 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, honoring and witnessing humanity at its best, PWB is not only inspiring many, but forging new narratives of what is and what is possible. 

You can help by supporting PWB's photographers and videographers (that's me)!

Each of the official photographers/videographers is assigned a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon acceptance. These pages are a privilege that are intended to make PWB's programs accessible to all and enable 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.

Lori $50.00
Looking forward to seeing your work from Malaysia! What a great opportunity. Best of Luck.
Lisa Austin $200.00
Kenneth Nieuwenhuis $1,000.00
Garret Nieuwenhuis $250.00
Ashley, Jordan, Noah, and Graham
So excited for you!
Julie Beach and family
Great cause!!!
GREENPORT Wines and Spirits
Good luck Cousin!
Olivia Kim $75.00
Adam Zeliger
Vera, So happy to support you in this terrific cause. Wishing you a great trip, filled with great subjects and beautiful light. Can't wait to see the images you come back with. All my best, Adam
So excited for you! This is such a wonderful endeavor, and they could not be luckier to have you! You are such a talented photographer, and this is so well-deserved.
Gina Zimmerman
You're awesome Vera! Love ya :-)
Jacquie Howard $47.57
Sharon L. Nieuwenhuis
Eric and Elisabeth Platt $25.00
Jane Krenitsky $25.00
Vera DeCicco
You are awesome and so are the turtles
David Jakob
Remember to slow down your shutter speed;-)
Anonymous $250.00

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