City of SunA Testimony of Resilience.
In the midst of a world obsessed with charity and saviors, the community of Cité Soleil rejects that model and is carving another path. United, they’re confronting their challenges head on by tapping into their own resources to reclaim their dignity, realize their full potential and reimagine their futures.
“Everyone who is imaginative is extraordinary.” – Ulrich (community leader)
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Locked OutInjustice in the justice system.
Holden is just one of the 2.4 million people who was entrapped within the criminal justice system. After his release from prison he does all he can to make it in a world that does all it can to keep him “Locked Out.”
Formerly incarcerated individuals are stripped of many basic human rights. Being excluded from access to public housing, voting, educational loans and jobs makes bettering their lives an unattainable American Dream.
To learn more please visit our media campaign website.
Miss DiamondLGBTQ rights on the justice system.
Her journey was long and her journey was hard, but according to Ms. Diamond, "I didn’t want to die pretending, I didn’t want to die living for everybody else. I wanted to die being happy."
In a world that constantly asserts that transgender people are garbage, those transphobic messages are deeply ingrained and have devastating impacts.
To learn more please visit our media campaign website.
ASYLUMHelping Asylum Seekers.
Based on a true story, Asylum is a poignant account of one gay man's courageous journey to prevail over life threatening persecution and be who he truly is. Henry’s is only one of countless lives that have been changed by the valuable work Physicians for Human Rights does in helping asylum seekers.
No More TearsThere is hope.
After interviewing a group of domestically abused women, darkness was the common description of their abuser. In this video we strung together the voices of women who have had to battle this. The video aims to connect with currently abused women who are seeking help. It also serves the purpose of shedding light on a very obscure and misunderstood problem in our society.
Our aim as Human Pictures is to create awareness about this problem, as well to help its victims have hope. Please visit nmtproject.org
UN WomenRacism in Colombia.
This media campaign is aimed to raise consciousness about the continued racism faced by Afrocolombian women. It stresses how racial discrimination operates everyday both in the personal and structural realms and how we are all responsible for its perpetuation.
First NationsBig Money Campaign.
My Green is a campaign developed by World Ways Social Marketing for First Nations Development Institute to teach Native American youth receiving Minor’s Trust payments how to better manage their “Big Money.”
First Nations created this campaign and website in response to the demand to provide financial education to the growing number of Native youth who are receiving a large lump sum of money as part of their Minor’s Trust (Big Money) payout.
Make The RoadFight for immigration reform.
Despite efforts and promises of immigration relief, for more than 4M undocumented immigrants in this country the legal challenge brought by 26 Republican Attorney Generals put this relief in jeopardy, and millions of immigrant families have been left in limbo.
Meanwhile, millions more remain excluded from the President’s programs, highlighting the need for immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
Indigenous DesignsTrace Tool.
Indigenous designs has a mission: to elevate artisans in the poorest regions of South America to world renowned status in the handicraft textile market, while preserving the rich cultural heritage.
Human Pictures in collaboration with Worldways accompanied Indigenous Designs on a trip to Peru. We travelled around Lima, Arequipa and the Arequipa highlands. Our mission was to take the portraits of all of the people who make up the Peruvian production line.
Pro MujerChoose Water.
Pro Mujer’s activities in the area of health include helping women to choose, maintain and advocate for healthy behaviors. CHOOSE WATER is the first in the series, designed to promote the choice of water over sugar sweetened beverages, and the benefits of a healthy weight.
Human Pictures in collaboration with World Ways, produced the “Choose Water” project in Arequipa, Peru. It involved a 2 month pre-production stage as well as a 10 day location scouting process. The end product was worth every minute.
Journey inside the cutting edge vision of the Puntacana Ecological Foundation in leading the movement to maintain the delicate balance of protecting natural resources with sustainable development.
The foundation brings together national and international scholars to investigate practical solutions to real world challenges. Investigations come to life through real life applications in innovative tangible projects managed by the foundation.
Murphy FamilyRethink Poverty.
This short documentary is an intimate account of a family’s struggle to make it in a broken economy. It challenges traditional myths around poverty and sheds light on the structural nature of current day U.S. poverty.
Part of a media campaign developed in association t=eiht the Heron Foundation. For more information please visit: Heron media campaign website.
Standing RockPhoto Essay.
These pictures were taken on Dec. 2016 at Standing Rock, ND. The water protectors, the people standing up for the Sioux tribe were supposed to get evicted by the Sheriff. Thousands of veterans came to the aid of those of us who were protesting. They told us that they had vowed to protect this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
President Obama announced that the Dakota Access Pipeline had to be halted until an investigation was made. The veterans still marched on that afternoon and made sure to let everyone know that they were there helping protect Standing Rock.