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Deborah Espinosa on NGO Photography: A Tool for Global Advocacy

How does a photographer create compelling stories through the lens? Deborah Espinosa, photographer for Landesa: Rural Development Institute, a non-profit that works to expand land rights to the rural poor, will share images and describe critical steps in producing effective story-telling photography.

For her work, Deborah has spent time in rural developing communities around the world photographing the people her organization helps.

She says her images “help personalize what is otherwise an often vague impression of the rural poor” and are "a tool for global advocacy." 

Deborah will discuss how to build trust with the photography subject as well as how to manage light when your schedule doesn't match the ideal conditions.

“Through documentary portraits, I capture some of the grace and soul in one little corner of the world for others to realize and experience…”

Join us for this wonderful start to the[masked] NW Photo LENS season.

Please note that September's meeting will be on the 2nd Monday of the month instead of our normal 1st Monday. This is because of the Labor Day holiday in September.

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  • Jennifer D.

    I really enjoyed/appreciated it too! You are doing great work out there, Debbie, and I was inspired. I've been wondering if there is some way I could get involved in something like this.

    September 11, 2013

  • Fran M.

    Really enjoyed the presentation. Thanks.

    September 11, 2013

  • Debbie

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my favorite topic with your group. And thank you for the kind feedback! :-)

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Wonderful presentation Property rights are very important I'm glad you're doing work in this area

    September 10, 2013

  • Eric F.

    Thanks, it was great presentation on NGO.

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed it, she provided a insight into NGO photography that I wasn't fully aware of before

    September 10, 2013

  • SuJ'n

    I mentioned this free webinar happening tomorrow (Tuesday) offered by Photoshelter:

    Thanks all for joining us!

    September 9, 2013

    • SuJ'n

      And my mistake - I thought it was at 2PM PT but it's 1 PM.

      September 9, 2013

  • Dean F.

    Very informative and inspiring presentation.

    September 9, 2013

  • JS B.

    I'm annoyed to miss this, but won't be able to make it. Thanks for organizing this, and if someone posts notes I'd appreciate it.

    September 9, 2013

  • Bhargava K.

    I wish I can make this but this was always tentative for me and I can't make it.

    September 9, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Looking forward to this presentation

    September 8, 2013

  • Melissa

    Oh, I wish, but I will be out of town :(

    September 3, 2013

  • Katie L W.

    Can I just pay at the door?

    August 12, 2013

    • Earnie

      It is much easier for the volunteer leaders if you pay in advance please. Thanks.

      August 19, 2013

  • Katie L W.

    Sounds great! I'm definitely in!

    August 12, 2013

  • Doug K.

    sound interesting but I'm out of town

    August 6, 2013

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