SINCE 2013, BIG PICTURE PROJECT HAS CONTRIBUTED OVER $68,000, AND GIVEN HUNDREDS OF PRINTED PHOTOS TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ACROSS THE GLOBE
We have respectfully entered communities on continents near and far to share our tools of perspective and reflection. We have brought curiosity and resources; we have left with inspiration, and connection. Our project is one of empowerment and equality. We have explored enough to know the impact is real, and we are just getting started. Discover more below.
With borders being cut off from outside travel for decades, Myanmar is an untouched, step back in time. The land is covered with ancient temples and a magnificent landscape that feels like a living edition of National Geographic. Even with all of momentous recent changes of opening up their borders, Myanmar remains a rural nation of traditional values.
This project gave opportunities and experiences to people who have spent the majority of their lives being censored and stifled. It also raised $5000 for Sundara who is brilliantly approaching the hygiene problems that lead to rapid spread of disease and illness.
As with all our projects, we met inspiring kids throughout the country who enchanted us with their spirit! We share their story of resilience here...
In 2016, Big Picture Project traveled to remote areas of Kenya to learn more about the Maasai tribe. Outsiders visiting these areas are typically tourists on safari who drop in to see a Maasai village for 15 minutes along their travels. A culture as time-honored as the Maasai is impossible to grasp in a brief visit. Rather a look at the fullness of their story is only afforded with extended time in their village and homes. To be invited to tea with the women, or to witness the ritual dances of the warriors, these are the experiences that reference the vast depth and breadth of the Massai tribe.
Not only did this project pioneer a revolutionary view of the Maasai from their very own perspective, it raised $30,000 to provide the community with a school. Thus providing sustainable change that will truly impact their community.
The male Maasai are known as Warriors, but we quickly learned that name applies to much more than just the men.
The place where Big Picture Project was born - we saw an inspiring community and people and we wanted to ensure that their story could be told. There are lessons that the rest of the world can learn through seeing life through their images. Family, community, simplicity, hope, togetherness, kindness. They have the story that everyone needs to know. A story of powerful beauty and resilience. The people of Nicaragua and other forgotten areas of the Earth are worthy of the world’s time. They are a gift and a miracle. They deserve to be regarded and remembered and their existence to be honored and celebrated. They matter.
Through our projects, over $33,000 has been raised to support different lifeline projects in the area, and the stories of the people along the way are what made that possible. We call these people heroes. Meet just a few below.