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.

Albinism Awareness: Low Vision Care

I am so fortunate and privileged to meet Dr. Rebecca Kammer a doctor of Optometry that specializes in Low Vision Care. I met her during Bibiana's and Tindi's annual eye exam. Rebecca is impassioned, knowledgeable, precise, attentive and very giving with her time and knowledge. She spent a couple of hours with the girls’ exam and sharing a wealth of information about the varying eye conditions associated with Albinism. 

Rebecca is so committed to her giving back to the community, she has spent several years going to Tanzania to provide low-vision eye care, coaching and training to people with Albinism.  She is the Director of Vision Services for a nonprofit known as Standing Voice whose state purpose is to “promote the social inclusion and well-being of marginalized groups.” This group has several health, education and advocacy programs for people with albinism in Tanzania in order to enhance and maximize their vision as well as their future.

I am so excited to share that I will be going to Africa this November and one of the projects I will be photographing. Please go to the link below to learn more about Standing Voice and how you can participate and/or contribute.

And you will really want to go to this second link to get a chance to meet Rebecca and be charged with her enthusiasm as I am.