Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Images that transform lives

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As an ever aspiring photographer, I would really love to have my images be used as a force for good. Now that I have more control of my time (see Raison D’etre page if you are curious about this at all), I guess I just have to do something about that…

In the meantime, I just stumbled upon this wonderfully simple idea initiated by an American actress – shuttertothink.org – where celebrities and artists were asked to donate one image each that means something to them, and the site sells them as authenticated prints to supporters and 100% of the proceeds go to a number of charities to help the education of women. Gender inequality of women is pretty extreme in many parts of the world so this charity is definitely worth supporting in my books!

So here’s an favourite image of mine from a recent trip to North India when I was fortunate to be able to observe a group of women (possibly from the Dhobi caste) illustriously washing clothes by the river. Maybe this is one of them I can use to raise funds for a worthy cause…

Dhobis by a river in Udaipur

Dhobis by a river in Udaipur

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