Follow-Up to Change the Conversation

Just noticed this was the banner ad displaying on the “Change the Conversation: In Photography” blog post from yesterday…

I’m sure if you search my Flickr archive, you might find a few stoic & frowning kid faces too. I’m by no means an expert (or the standard-bearer) for how to photograph and film the poor. But, is there like some rule a charity ad can’t feature a smiling kid?

2 Responses to “Follow-Up to Change the Conversation”


  1. 1 Kevin Espirito

    Totally agree with you. Nice posts Shawn!
    I work with an organization called Roots and Wings International (focus is education in rural Guatemala) that also believes people don’t need/want pity, they need opportunity – and most often, they know what opportunity is needed – not always in sync with what is offerred. Check out this video appropriately named ‘Happy’- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVYEK3WN3Zk

  2. 2 Kevin Espirito

    Totally agree with you. Nice posts Shawn!
    I work with an organization called Roots and Wings International (focus is education in rural Guatemala) that also believes people don’t need/want pity, they need opportunity – and most often, they know what opportunity is needed – not always in sync with what is offerred. Check out this video appropriately named ‘Happy’- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVYEK3WN3Zk

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