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Getting Traction

In Documentary work, Ethiopia, Fistula, Giving Back, Hamlin Fistula Hospital, Natalie Imbruglia, Travel, Virgin Unite on March 23, 2011 at 12:03 am

It’s been an amazing week or so. Last week Julie Grahame of aCurator.com was kind enough to host my “Going Home” story from Ethiopia on her amazing online magazine. Julie is one of the good ones. always believing in the power of photography and it’s ability to inspire encourage and do good. Julie is a rock n roll woman who’s opinion on photography I trust implicitly. Julie was of tremendous help editing down a body of work that was almost too big to look at. So if you are drawn to great photography check out her site.

Following the great feedback I received from aCurator I started looking into other places to show the story and I found http://www.socialdocumentary.net/ they describe themselves as “Using the power of photography to promote global awareness”.  Seemed like a good fit to me so after contacting them I received an email saying they would be happy to host my images and then the next day they  had it on the front page of their site. Two great sites reaching different audiences but most importantly spreading the word about this story and Obstetric Fistula.

Just when I thought it could not get any better I get an email from my friends at Virgin Unite telling me that they had added some of my images to the post that Natalie Imbruglia had made when she hijacked Sir Richard Branson’s blog. Together they founded the End Fistula campaign to help raise money and awareness to end this preventable and tragic affliction. Natalie took some time during International Woman’s day to talk about her experience with some amazing woman who are helping to fight and cure those suffering with fistula. So all in all a great week. Now I’m looking for a space to hold a show of these images and many more from Ethiopia. With a few more irons in the fire April is looking to be a good month as well.  Big thank you to Julie (aCurator), Glenn (Social Documentary), Christie and Jodie (Virgin Unite) Also to Margot and Gray for helping with the editing of the story and Jessica who is working away on a video edit and Ponzi who provided some amazing new footage. YOU ALL ROCK!!