Voices of Nepal: Resilience in Disability

In September, 2017, my friend Paulo introduced me to several humanitarian projects in Nepal. Together we created videos to raise funds for three specific causes and capture the resilience of the beneficiaries when given a little support from helping hands. Conflict Victim and Disable Society (CDCA), Kathmandu Manish Rai Center For Disabled Children Assistance, Kathmandu…

Drop Earrings Not Bombs

Drop Earrings Not Bombs is a social entrepreneurship initiative started in March 2016 to teach job skills, improve psychosocial health, and provide income support to refugees. From frame to thread, all earrings are handmade by a team of refugees in Istanbul who relocated there to flee the war in Syria. I had the fortunate opportunity…

Are You Syrious? Editorial Photo Contributions

AYS SPECIAL: Last tent folded: refugees evicted from Piraeus port View story at Medium.com AYS DAILY DIGEST 27/7: Evictions and poor conditions in camps urge proper housing View story at Medium.com AYS DAILY NEWS DIGEST 28/7 — Eastern Aleppo residents are being strangled by the siege View story at Medium.com AYS News 18/10: Calais eviction…

Sevgili Arkadaşım – My Dear Friend

The woman in the photo is my mother. During my first attempt at photography I had asked her to stand in front of a wall to take her picture. More than 10 years later I came across the printed photo in a collection, recognizing the light switch on right side and the camera angle from…