I became actively involved in the African cause in 2000. Through an organization called Hands of Hope I became interested in the plight of the thousands of people in Africa stricken with AIDS, hunger and poverty. I traveled to Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa in 2006 with this group and in 2007 with Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL.
My role on each visit was to produce photographs that could be used in fundraising efforts; to heighten the awareness of the impending issues at hand, and yet show signs of hope for a brighter future.
These pieces have collectively been featured in several gallery exhibitions mostly in the Midwest, while finding a home for six months at the Billy Graham Museum in Wheaton, IL in 2009, and at the World Relief headquarters located in Baltimore, Maryland in 2007.
I welcome your comments on these photographs. Perhaps you have been to Africa and would like to share a brief story. If so, please leave a comment. If you, or someone you know would like to host this exhibit , please send an email or give me a call.
Please feel free to check on my availability to travel overseas to photograph for your cause. I will help you as I can.