Abandoned as a Baby, now Taking Care of Newborns.

I am sure that by looking at this image, very few people would guess that she was abandoned when she was a little baby. In January 2016, I was visiting Madurai India and was taken to a clinic to visit her at her work. I was so impressed by her smile and the kindness of her sight. She was rescued by Mrs. Susila and received shelter and education. Today she is doing a lot of good taking care of sick babies. Mrs. Susila has rescued and raised closed to 100 abandoned babies. Unfortunately, in India there is still a tendency for couples to prefer boys due to cultural and economic reasons and in many cases these preferences promote anomalous behaviors including abandoning the baby girls.

Refining a Vision

I guess it is common for many of us to have something that has marked a year, for me 2016 has been important in understanding the direction I want to go with photography. Many factors have contributed to reaching this clarity. In January, I went once again to India and had the great opportunity to spend two fantastic days interacting with 24 beautiful girls from a foster home. It was definitely one of those experiences that has had a profound impact in my life. This year I also continued working on "Dry Land Flower", documenting the activities of women empowered by the NGO Mexico Tierra de Amaranto. It is now three years since I started this project and 2016 was a year of consolidation and m

Bringing Light to the Positive Sides of Society

I am starting a new adventure; I want to use this blog to share, discuss, and become a resource for people like me that are convinced photography is a great tool to document and promote individual and community efforts that are working to improve the society. I am tired of being constantly bombarded with bad news and yes there are a lot of bad things going on. However, there are also lots of positive things happening and we need to talk more about them to have a better balance. This photograph that is very close to my heart captures the essence of my concept. In early 2016, I spent two days in a home for abandoned girls in India. They receive the babies, take care of them and get them educat

Empowering Women Makes Sense

Rural regions account for 80% of the land in Mexico and although home to up to 25% of the population, they are host to 60% of the country's extreme poor and 46 percent of the moderately poor. It is a proven fact that investing in education of women has a multiplier effect in sustainable economic development. The NGO Mexico Tierra de Amaranto (www.mexicotierradeamaranto.org) trains women from rural communities in leadership, human development, backyard amaranth planting, cooking, nutrition and as shown in the image, construction of water tanks to collect rainwater for backyard irrigation. Las regiones rurales ocupan el 80% de la tierra en México y ahí vive aproximadamente el 25% de la poblaci

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