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International Call for Artists
PEACE, LOVE & UNDERSTANDING The theme for The Peace Project‘s 4th Annual Call for Artists is “Peace, Love & Understanding.” This international juried art competition and exhibition connects peace-minded individuals everywhere in the pursuit of a better world that art can help create. I wish to invite all the amazing artists and bloggers on WordPressContinue reading “International Call for Artists”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Up
An African boy looks up at the camera. His father is disabled and he’s playing with his father’s crutches. The family live on a $1 a day and these crutches are the only ‘toys’ the boy has to play with. For this week’s WordPress photo challenge on the theme of ‘Up’, I’m wondering what isContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
The Peace Project, an international social movement that I work with in Sierra Leone, changed this man’s life by giving him a pair of crutches. I took this photograph in May 2012 during one of The Peace Project’s crutch distribution efforts in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Fork in the road
A gentleman whose leg was forcibly amputated by a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone takes his first steps with a new pair of crutches that were donated to him by The Peace Project. I photographed him as he navigated the rush hour traffic in Sierra Leone’s capital city.
Faith, hope and love
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
This man has polio. This is his home. This is the toilet he shares with more than 200 people. A fellow resident returns home after work. The child of a polio sufferer plays with his ‘toys’. This is how one man walks to work. The Peace Project is helping to transform the lives of thousandsContinue reading “Make Peace”
International Women’s Day
Today I was invited to speak about my work with The Peace Project at the International Women’s Day event in Hastings, Sussex. I’m delighted to say that not only did I receive a huge amount of support for The Peace Project but I had two laptops available for women to cast their votes in anContinue reading “International Women’s Day”
Peace and Illumination
As some of you may know I work for a small charity called The Peace Project (www.thepeaceproject.com). The focus of our charity has been on distributing crutches to thousands of amputees and polio sufferers in Sierra Leone backed up by our philosophy that the first step to sustainable peace is personal mobility. In Sierra Leone,Continue reading “Peace and Illumination”