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William Eggleston To request prints of his work: www.egglestontrust.com William Eggleston (born 27 July 1939) is an American photographer and was born in Memphis, Tennessee, near his family’s cotton farm in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. His father was an engineer and his mother was the daughter of a prominent local judge. He attended the public schools of Sumner, Mississippi and Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  After high school, he matriculated at, and on occasion attended, Vanderbilt University, Delta State College and the University of Mississippi. As a boy, Eggleston was introverted; he enjoyed playing the piano, drawing, and working with electronics.  From an early age, he was also drawn to visual media, and reportedly enjoyed buying postcards and cutting out pictures from magazines. His interest in photography began while he was at Vanderbilt and was pursued desultorily until about 1962, when he discovered the work of Cartier-Bresson. In the 1960s, sometimes working with spy cameras and police surveillance film, Eggleston made poignant photographs using black and white film, which he printed in his own darkroom. In one instance, he even cut a film by hand to fit his camera,
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Turjoy Chowdhury To commission him or to request prints of his work: turjoychowdhury.wordpress.com Turjoy Chowdhury is a freelance documentary photojournalist from Bangladesh. He works internationally. He did his graduation in Architecture from BRAC University. He is connected with different art medias from his childhood and has achieved several awards and honors in those fields. He deeply fell in love with photography by exploring the visual art medias and it has become his passion. His work has been published in numerous international magazines and journals, such as: The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, BBC, WNN, Zone Zero, Foto8, Ethic Magazine, Aksgar magazine, Foto Evidience, Fotovisura, ND Magazine, Private Magazine, Dodho Magazine, CFYE, Fotoritim, F- stop magazine, JPGmag, 1x etc. He has become featured photographer at Delhi Photo Festival, 2013. He achieved different international awards, such as: Photophilanthropy activist award, Emerging Talent Award, Jessica Lum Award, Future Voice Jury Award in Eye time photo contest 2015 & 2014, Carnegie Council’s International Student Photo Contest Award, etc.
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.damianbirdphotography.com Damian Bird, is a photographer and photojournalist with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Printing where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism.  In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 13 years, Alice.  As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan (Aug 2013). He continues to have his work published in national and international newspapers and magazines  including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life and Geographical magazine. He lives with his wife and four children in Devon, England.
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Yulia Grigoryants To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.yuliagrigoryants.com With a background of working in production of documentary films in Armenia, Yulia Grigoryants (1984) is a freelance photographer/photojournalist from Armenia, currently based in Paris, France. Yulia’s personal projects document life in border regions of Armenia, ethnic minorities of Armenia and poverty in the country. Her photo stories have been published in local and international media, such as Washington Post, Loeil de la Photographie, Foto Doc, Hetq, etc. In 2015 Yulia’s photographs were twice exhibited at UN House in Yerevan, Armenia with a personal exhibition and as a part of group exhibition. Same year she held an exhibition in the border region of Armenia exhibiting her story from the conflict zone.
Mariette Pathy Allen To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.mariettepathyallen.com Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 35 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe. Her first book "Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them" was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book "The Gender Frontier" is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in mainland USA. It won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. She received the Pioneer Award at Fantasia Fair in 2014. Daylight books published Mariette’s new book, “TransCuba”, in April, 2014. This book is bilingual, containing several essays, interviews, and 70 color photographs. There has been a lot of online publicity for “TransCuba”.  Photographs from the book are in a solo exhibition in Havana, which will travel around Cuba.
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Jadwiga Bronte To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.jadwigabronte.com Jadwiga Brontē (b.1986) is Polish photojournalist, documentary photographer and videographer, covering social and cultural issues around the World. Her work is a relationship between human identity, otherness and visual representation, all with traces of politics and humanity. Her latest project tells a story of hidden people living in Belarusian governmental institutions for disabled people and Chernobyl victims. Her story was widely published and presented in BBC World News. Jadwiga lives and works in London where she gained her BA and MA degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.
Weinert Brothers To commission them or to request prints of their work: www.weinertbrothers.com Dennis and Patrick Weinert are documentary photographers and filmmakers with a focus on culture, human rights, social injustice and conflict. They were born in 1992 and 1994 and are currently based in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany. Before Dennis and Patrick shifted their focus on short and long-form documentary projects, they have spent two years producing TV and online commercials, branded content, corporate videos and commercial photography with their startup Weinert Productions. Among their clients were Colgate Palmolive, Tongal, Machinima, Shutterstock, Sit & Watch A.M.G. and Der Club Bertelsmann. As documentary photographers they have worked across Africa, South Asia, the Americas and Europe, depicting poverty, humanitarian crises and environmental issues. In 2014, Dennis and Patrick started working on their debut photo book called “A World in Distress”, which deals with the subject of global poverty. They reported on children working in Burkina Faso’s gold mines, covered climate change and its effects on nomads living in Africa’s Sahel region, documented human trafficking in Nepal and investigated child slavery and gang violence in Haiti.
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Aaron Vincent Elkaim To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.Aaronvincentelkaim.com Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is a Canadian documentary photographer and founding member of the Boreal Collective. Currently based in Toronto Canada, Aaron’s work explores colonialist narratives where culture, history, the environment and development collide. Since 2011 he has committed himself to exploring traditional cultures still connected to the landscape as they face the realities of the industrialization. Highlighting important human and environmental rights issues, Aaron addresses the need to protect nature by revealing our profound connection it. Aaron's work has been recognized by a number of institutions including The Alexia Foundation, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, Photolucidia, PDN, the Lucie Awards, and Visura, he was a finalist in the 2015 Burn Emerging Photographer Award, he won a gold in the 2013 Society of Publications Designers Awards for his commission for the New Yorker Magazine on the Iditarod, and won the 2012 Daylight Photo Award. He is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. His clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, VISION Magazine, Maisonneuve, Macleans, The Canadian Press and The Globe and Mail.
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Julie Dermansky To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.jsdart.com Julie Dermansky (b. 1966, New York City) is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is focused on documenting society’s impact on the natural world and social injustice. Her interest in world events led her away from a traditional studio practice that she began in 1989 and continued to 2005. Photography, Dermanky’s medium of choice since 2005, is often supplemented with video and reportage on the topics she investigates. She uses Freedom of Information Act Requests as a painter uses a paint brush. She embraces experimentation and is fearless in pushing the boundaries that blur the lines of how her work is perceived. Dermansky’s calling to be an artist emerged early. She started her career while still an undergraduate at Tulane University, creating large-scale ceramic sculptures, and has shown her work professionally for three decades. A Thomas Watson Fellowship enabled her to spend a year traveling to Europe and Africa to investigate monumental and architectural sculpture while creating travel journals. Returning to New York City, she worked as a sculptor at the Gas Station, an artists’ cooperative in the East Village. In 1990 she opened a storefront gallery on Elizabeth Street where she held happenings
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Akash Ganguly To commission him or to request prints of his work: wordpress I’m a final year engineering student. I’m pursuing by B.Tech course in Electronics and Communication. I always wanted to be an engineer because I knew that this profession would give me enough time to pursue by hobbies like Photography and Short Film Making. I have made few award winning short films. Also my photographs have been published in different online magazines and have been featured in National Geography Daily Shot Issue. In my school days, grade 10, my father bought a mobile which had a camera installed. I found it interesting as I could click and see the result immediately. I started using that phone camera to click whatever I could. I did it for interest. I never knew I am into photography. Later on I got internet access and started browsing through the works of famous photographers right from Ansal Adams to Steve McCurry. Right then I decided to go for it and take it seriously. I like to click the nature and people around. It gives me great satisfaction if I am able to send a message through my work. I’m looking forward to work on the livelihoods of people around India.
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Francesco Ragazzi To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.francescoragazzi.co.uk I am an Italian documentary and street-photographer based in London. After a Masters Degree in pre and proto-historical Archaeology at the University of Padova in 2012, I decided to change my path coming to London to grow my skills in the field of photography. In 2014 I completed the Master Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. As my background is strictly related to the documentation of the past, today I dig between the layers of our community to describe humanity and its behaviours. An anthropological research recorded through a lens that would like to offer a fair visual representation of the stories I have the pleasure to witness to. During the last year I focused my attention on the documentation of East London. I am particularly interested about the study of gentrification and its social effects in the Borough of Hackney. The Dummy Book from my last project on that area: “Out Of My
Douglas Hook To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.douglashook.com Douglas Hook has been based in Chongqing, China since 2014 working as a freelance photographer covering stories across the south west. Douglas was born in England and grew up travelling with his family due to his fathers military career. This gave him an appreciation for different culture and traditions and later inspired him to follow in his fathers footsteps. In 2006 he joined the British army and spent four years serving in the Parachute Regiment serving two active tours of duty in Afghanistan. From a young age he has always had an interest in photography but it wasn't until his second tour of duty, after meeting a photographer embedded with his regiment did he think of pursuing it as a career. After his 2008 tour he signed off. In 2010 he left the army and enrolled in university. After graduating in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism BA(hons) from the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham in 2013 with one of his final projects images
Danny Alveal Aravena To commission him or to request prints of his work: photoshelter I was born in Santiago de Chile in 1982. Fourteen years ago I began to work as a photojournalist. I work with reuters  afp and EFE communication. Currently I am in the Dominican Republic documenting life and communities along the border on the north side of the country.
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Mariette’s life’s work is being archived by Duke University's Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's Studies. In addition to her work with gender, Mariette’s background as a painter frequently leads her to photographic investigations of color, space, and cultural juxtapositions such as east/west, old/new, handmade/ manufactured.
The Boreal Collective Founded in Toronto in 2010, Boreal Collective is the common ground between twelve internationally-based photographers. They are united by a desire to document Humanity and its intricate realities in our rapidly evolving world. From photojournalism to contemporary photography, each member’s individual practice is as diverse as their cultural and social backgrounds. It is the interplay between them that allows Boreal to carry out far-reaching projects that inspire greater creative and social consciousness. Boreal Collective’s mandate is to explore complex narratives and communicate stories visually, with patience, commitment and integrity. In addition to enriching the practices of its members, Boreal has been the starting point for grassroots exhibitions, educational events, publishing initiatives and artistic collaborations that have involved photographers from all over the world. At a time when the photographic industry is being dismantled, Boreal seeks to rise to the challenge of taking an active role in its redefinition. www.borealcollective.com
meticulously cutting sprocket holes to allow the film to unwind. The exhibition will include a number of these personal, vintage objects, many of which have never been seen before publically. Since the late sixties most of his work has been in colour. Eggleston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography in 1974 and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1975. In 1974, he was Lecturer in Visual and Environmental Studies at Carpenter Center, Harvard College. A portfolio of dye-transfer prints, 14 Pictures, was privately published in 1974. Eggleston is particularly famed for his use of the dye transfer technique, in which the image is split into three separate layers – cyan, magenta, and yellow – printed one on top of the other in perfect registration. Eggleston's work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1976. Around the time of his MoMA exhibition, Eggleston was introduced to Viva, the Andy Warhol "superstar", with whom he began a long relationship. Eggleston also worked with filmmakers, photographing the set of John Huston’s film Annie (1982) and documenting the making of David Byrne’s film True Stories (1986).
Their work has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines, blogs and on nationwide television and radio, including WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Neue Westfaelische and Westfalen Blatt. Currently, a selection of their work from “A World in Distress” is being exhibited at Dresden’s contemporary art festival OSTRALE’15. Dennis and Patrick are members of the Deutsche Journalistinnen und Journalisten Union (DJU) in ver.di and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). They are available for assignments internationally.
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Jashim Salam To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.jashimsalam.com Jashim Salam is a documentary photographer based in Bangladesh. He has graduated in photography from Pathshala, The South Asian institute of Photography and Media Academy. He is covering wide range of social issues and photographic assignments for national and international clients, press, magazine, news agency and many development and charitable organizations for last 12 years. He has been teaching in photography workshops and seminars for aspiring young photographers regularly. He is also a mentor to many photographers in Bangladesh. He represented by ZUMA press, USA. He has also worked for New Age (an English daily of Bangladesh), DrikNews, Demotix, Drik Picture Agency,Majority World, Nur Photo Agency, and Corbis Images. He is a co founder of ABSURD photo agency in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is founder of Chittagong Institute of Photography (CIP).He is also founder and curator of everydaybangladesh at Instagram.
Many of Jashim Salam’s work have been featured in the exhibitions all over the world, including Visa Pour l'Image, in Perpignan, The Photoville Festival in New York, Atrium of the Town Hall, The Hague, Netherlands, Maison Familiale Pro Juventute, Geneva, The Getty Images Gallery, London, Gallery of the French Alliance Foundation Paris, France. Moreover, Salam’s work has been published in numerous national and international newspapers, magazines and publications alike. The Sunday Times Magazine, Lens Blog, NY Times, WIRED, SPIEGEL, The Observer, New Internationalist, The Guardians, Reader’s Digest, Himal South Asian, Better Photography, The Climate Crisis, CNN, Photojournale, National Geographic, Reuters, AP, ZUMA Press, SIPA Press, Corbis ,Garuda Indonesia magazine and many others have featured his photographs. Along with the great number of exhibition and features on the press. He got many many prestigious awards such as, Jury’s special award in 6th Humanity Photo Awards in China, Emirates Photography award in UAE, Ian Parry scholarship in England, Fotovisura Grant in USA, Moscow Photo Award in Russia, YIPPA photojournalism Award in Korea, FCCT photojournalism award in Thailand, IPA Street Photography Award in Singapore, Asian Press Photo Contest in China, 69th International Photographic Salon of Japan (Ashahi Shimbun) Award. People and Planet Photo Award in Australia, CEDAW Photo Award in the U.S.A, CGAP Microfinance Photo Award, International Year of Biodiversity Award, Europe and Asia – Dialogue of Cultures Photo Award in Russia, Kuanas Photo Contest Award, Garuda Indonesia International photo award were named to Jashim Salam.
window_25 Broadway Market”, has just been on show at Off Print at Tate in London.   Since 2014 I am working in London and some of my photographs have been published on the Financial Time Magazine, The Guardian, International Gallerie, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2016 PhotoScratch Exhibition. 2016 Off Print, Tate, London. 2015 Shortlisted, Magnum "30 under 30" competition. 2015 Shortlisted, Athens Photo Festival. 2015 Consider This Exhibition. 2014 Shortlisted, Magnum “Top 30 under 30” competition.
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Alex Masi To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.alexmasi.co.uk Alex Masi (b. April 22, 1981 in Ivrea – Turin) is an Italian photojournalist deeply engaged in documenting and exposing peculiar issues of human-made injustice, focusing mainly on women children's living conditions, health and rights. Alex believes documentary photography to be an essential channel for audiences to learn with immediacy, and to subconsciously empathise with other people facing realities far away from their immediate surroundings and personal experiences. In the hope of becoming a catalyst towards a slow change in policy-making, Alex strives to produce intimate, emotional images aimed at sensitising viewers while engaging them in proactive actions and solution-building. In May 2011, 'The Photographers Giving Back Awards', in Sweden, assigned Alex a unique grant to draft and implement a plan benefiting one of his subjects in Bhopal, central India, and her entire family: soon after, he started a long-term project of
personal and community change through photography and social media: 'Poonam’s Tale of Hope in Bhopal'. http://poonam.alexmasi.co.uk  Alex graduated in 'Photojournalism' from the London College of Communication in 2006. Since then his images have been widely published and exhibited internationally. He is also the recipient of numerous prizes such as the Picture of the Year International (POYi), the Getty Grant for Good, the FotoEvidence Book Award, the Days Japan Photojournalism Awards and the UNICEF POY among many others. A complete list of awards and exhibitions is available at the following web address: http://poonam.alexmasi.co.uk/--awards-and-exhibitions.html
Rachel Molina To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.rachelmolina.co.uk Born in London in 1980, Rachel Molina was educated at a Steiner school and at the  internationally renowned BRIT school where she majored in theatre production. However  an earlier introduction to photography had sown the seeds of a greater passion, and she  moved on to study photojournalism at Tower Hamlets College before furthering her  photographic studies at the highly acclaimed London College of Printing (now the LCC). Rachel has travelled extensively in Europe, North America and Australasia. These  experiences are used as the basis of her photographic style creating work that resonates  with the captured energy and vibrancy of the subject. Rachel lives in South East London with her husband and two children.
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and exhibitions. She was commissioned by the Percent for Art program and created four installations in New York City before moving upstate, where she continued developing her own visual vocabulary. At the end of 2004, Dermansky traded her studio and home for new digital gear and the pursuit of two personal projects that took her around the world: documenting natural history museums and sites of dark tourism (genocide memorials, and memorials of political injustice). She chose to make New Orleans home base in 2006 while documenting Tulane University’s natural history collection. This put her at ground zero for documenting the impacts of climate change. Her work raises awareness of environmental issues, and draws a connection between social injustice and climate change. She has documented the aftermath of earthquakes and storms, the military-industrial complex in Iraq, and the expansion of the industrial landscape across the country, uncovering information overlooked by the mainstream media. Dermansky is an affiliate scholar at the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Her photographs have been published internationally, and her reports are published by The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Truthout, and the Desmog Blog, among others. Her series "Fracking in the USA" was screened at the 2015 Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan’s International Festival of Photojournalism. Her multimedia reportage is at the intersection of art making and catalyzing positive social change. She mixes tragedy with irony, disarming the viewer and prompting them to take a closer look at that which they might otherwise ignore. She hopes the information that gives them context will contribute to a paradigm shift by exposing how fragile and interconnected the relationship is between humankind and the environment.
been selected for the AOP Open Awards in London, he moved to China to focus on long term projects. Covering stories from LGBT issues to “Bang Bang Men” he has always had an anthropological interest in people as well as their social issues so he has based himself in Chongqing for the unique mix of traditional and modern that makes Chongqing the stupefying city that it is. With a strong interest in documenting social problems as well as human rights issues he is working on long term personal projects based in south Asia.
Eric Lusito To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.ericlusito.com Eric Lusito is a French photographer, born in 1976 in Aosta, Italy, and now  living in Chamonix. His first project, "Traces of the Soviet Empire", is a photographic record of the land and architecture haunted by the symbols and history of a once powerful empire, the result of six years of travel as an archaeologist throughout the former Soviet world, from East Germany to Mongolia, Poland to Kazakhstan, to seek out the military remains that embodied the ambition and the might of the USSR. "Traces of the Soviet Empire" is a long-term project at the border of documentary and art photography, a reflection on power and the passage of time. His first monograph is published by the English publisher Dewi Lewis. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the new Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseille, the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Bretagne and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan.
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Jayanti Seiler To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.jayantiseilerphotography.com Jayanti Seiler has been generating bodies of work as a photographer for over 18 years and she is an Assistant Professor at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida, where she has been teaching photography since 2011. Her current work titled, “Of One and The Other", developed out of her long-term dedication to wildlife rehabilitation and rescue where she seeks to raise awareness regarding the complexity of human-animal relationships to impart a greater consideration and respect for our fellow inhabitants of this planet who are unable to speak for themselves. Her commitment and contributions to animal activism extends far beyond her photographic work to include alignments with animal rights groups to help investigate backyard sanctuaries and zoos that profit from cub encounters. Jayanti was commissioned by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Florida, one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the country dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats, to create a film surrounding one of their rescue missions, which was featured on the Discovery Animalist Channel and BigCatRescueTV in 2014. Her years of volunteer work at wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers led her to create the photographic essay, “Clemency
Raptor”, at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland Florida and the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet Florida, examining the complexity found within the unique relationships between the caretakers and birds of prey. Jayanti was selected to present the project at the 2013 Society for Photographic Education Southeast Regional Conference.   “Of One and The Other", has gained national and international recognition in publications including The New York Times LENS “Humans and Animals: A Complicated Bond” in 2015. The work was also featured in 2016 in LENSCRATCH, Muybridge’s Horse, and Bird in Flight Magazine “Golden Cage” a publication based in Russia. Jayanti exhibited the project in 2014 at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida and it was concurrently featured in The Daily Telegraph in London. In 2016, “Of One and The Other", was selected for exhibition at WORKSPACE Gallery in Nebraska, the Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida, and The von Liebig Art Center in Florida. Jayanti’s work has been exhibited widely including Harvard University, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Washington State University, and the Florida Consortium of Art Schools. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2011 from University of Florida. Upon acceptance she was granted a fellowship to study photography and work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the School of Art and Art History graduate program. She was the sole recipient of this award as well as the Dennis and Colette Campay Scholarship in 2011. Jayanti earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, where she received the T.C. Colley Award and Scholarship. In 2010, Jayanti became a Guardian ad Litem (GAL), a court appointed advocate representing children's rights in the foster care system in Alachua County and created the experimental film and installation titled, “Docket”, featuring monologues of former foster care children and GAL volunteers to heighten awareness about abuses frequently occurring in the child welfare system. The film was screened at the Pride   Community Center of North Central Florida and the Alachua County Partnership for Strong Families in Florida and the corresponding video installation was exhibited at University Gallery in Gainesville Florida in 2011.
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