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Still photography is a powerful way to translate conditions and experiences between different cultures. I am motivated and dedicated to using my skills as a photographer to tell powerful and meaningful stories that evokes an understanding and/or action.

We are Not Ghosts: Bibiana and Tindi

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing two special girls. I would like to introduce you to Bibiana and Tindi two sisters from Tanzania. These girls have raised my awareness and outrage about the horrific mistreatment and maiming of people with Albinism in Tanzania.  The NGO African Millennium Foundation (AMF) raised funds and leveraged connections to bring Bibiana to the US to be fitted for a new prosthetic leg. One of the clear messages these girls wanted me to convey is that they are ‘Not Ghosts we are Human Beings.’ These images are a testament to this fact…they are sweet girls with dreams and aspirations to continuing their education being the teenagers they are. The NGO African Millennium Foundation (AMF) raised funds and leveraged connections to bring Bibiana to the US to be fitted for a new prosthetic leg. Their story is powerful and has inspired others to action like 13-year old Naria Slann who established a fundraising effort called “A Sisters Village” to raise funds to send these girls to boarding school in the US in order to ensure that they have an opportunity to fulfill their dreams without the fear they experience at home.

Please check out the gofundme site for more information about how you can help.

http://www.gofundme.com/asistersvillage