PHOTOGRAPHY: THE WORLD: RICHARD SILVER
Richard Silver has always loved to travel and take pictures, and before the advent of digital photography, he was still with camera in hand. He says, “exploring must be in my blood” and simply seeing an image of a place draws him to visit and photograph the location himself. So where is he going next? “Soon to Bolivia to go to Puma Punku to see the Inca ruins.”
Silver’s lifelong goal is to travel as much as possible because he feels destined to “show people the world” through his eyes and his stories. Using the tilt shift technique shown above allows him to have fun and change our perspective. His main intention is “to force the viewer to see the world in a different way.” He says, “We are only a small part of this huge, expanding world.”
After 1 week in Egypt, 3 weeks in Ghana, and 1 week in Uganda I will be flying to Kenya Maasai Land to volunteer for 3 weeks in community development. The goal is to help the Maasai people retain their culture and preserve their local environment as the modern world continues to impact their way of living.
During my stay, I will living in a Maasai hut made of sticks and dried mud with a local family. There will be no electricity and only bucket showers. I will walk 1.5 miles each way to work site each day. The nearest town with electricity and internet is 7 miles away. Can you say culture shock?
Check out more about what I’ll be doing at: http://www.rustic-volunteer-travel.com/kenya-maasai/
I’ve always wanted to stay in a Tree House! So excited to stay at ‘Our Jungle House’ in Thailand with my friend Lisa in October! It will be so wonderful to reunite with a great friend on the other side of the world after 3 months into my ‘Save the World Tour’!
Sunday was my last day at the Long Beach Rescue Mission for 2013, since I reached my pledge. I have to say, it was pretty emotional saying goodbye. I have built relationships with the staff, fellow volunteers, and the men that are residents at the mission. I have become friends with a mother and daughter that come in every Sunday…every time I see them it makes me miss my mother. After serving food, we get to have lunch with the residents and I have had the honor to talk to these men, hear their story, hear their dreams, and give them some positive encouragement.
I would recommend volunteering here if you are looking to help out in Long Beach. Please check out this video, which actually features some of the people I’ve grown to know at the Rescue Mission.
Mothers as Primary Caregivers
We hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day this year! At MSF projects around the world, mothers are usually the primary caregivers, spending much of their time not only working and raising children, but looking after the health of their families. To all the mothers, you are an inspiration for our work
Happy World Fair Trade Day! Thank you for choosing to improve lives & protect the environment with your purchases.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I recommend you do! This movie is so moving, inspirational, and touching. I plan on trekking the Camino de Santiago in 2014 after watching this movie!
Happy National Nurses Week!