The Most Important People To Photograph Are Those Without A Voice

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Perhaps the most important people that I should photograph are the people who don’t have a voice. And I think that that’s the message of the day. That’s the most honorable thing to aspire to. To be able to give someone the chance to express themselves, to tell their story on a platform that they would never normally get. And in doing so, that platform shifts how we see the times that we are living in. So that really is my mission.

via A Conversation with Platon | New Republic.

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  1. Wholeheartedly agree… wan’t to start doing more of this now and hopefully be doing it as much as possible in my retirement years:)

  2. So, she thinks she “should” do that, but instead she’s too busy photographing famous people like the Queen of England and Assad? Talk is cheap.

  3. Dear Platon, your words are music to my ears and an inspiration for what I do every day. Aside from being a photographer, a couple of years ago, I founded The Cartwheel Initiative (www.cartwheelinitiative.org) while on assignment right after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. We are a very small but dedicated group of photographers and artists and want to use our skills in giving voice to the voiceless. I would love to connect with you!

    Thanks Rob for posting this – made my day!

  4. Ashok, Your post is a serendipitous moment. Seeing it made my dat. I am so elated to hear of The Cartwheel Initiative and I look forward to meeting you.
    Best,
    Lori

  5. Ashok, Your post is a serendipitous moment. Seeing it made my day. I am so elated to hear of The Cartwheel Initiative and I look forward to meeting you.
    Best,
    Lori