I want to give my heart and gratitude to all of the amazing women in my life, right now the women that have been involved with forming Cameras4Change are an amazing group of diversely creative and talented beautiful ladies! Thank you!! This day brings into focus that one of the key ways to bring transformation to communities that need change, is through working with and supporting the women. I have seen that and experienced it first hand working hand in hand with partners throughout the world.
Below is an image of the women of Blue Hills in Haiti whom I met and allowed me to photograph them. The experience was amazing, they all lined up and one by one waited to have thier portrait taken, with help I got each name and created this as a gift back to them. It was such an intimate process to look into all of thier eyes while taking the picture, I felt connected. At the time they lived in an area that had only 3 wells, of which only 1 worked part of the time, and even then the water was not safe to drink. CAWST has since been working in partnership with PAIDEH on a Bio Sand Filter project, training some of the women to become local technicians!
Here is a link to a small collection of images that I exhibited a couple of times last year, the photos are with text but I think can speak for themselves. Enjoy and express your thanks today to women in your life! http://www.catecameron.com/#Portfolio/Stories/Ghosts&Dreams/1
My Heartfelt thanks to: Barb Briggs, Sol Garcia, Christina Gomez, Erica Duff, Thea Grivakes, Gillian Harrow, Kimberley French, Sofie Marricks, Donnalee Langton, Katherine Craig, Elyssia Patterson, Melanie Jones, Roberta McDonald, and countless more women whom have aided and assisted us.