While it is an extreme privilege to capture your life moments; it is a privilege to have resources to invest in global issues. A percentage of the income generated from my photography business will be donated to work in Guatemala. My husband and I have adopted two boys from Guatemala and desire to invest in and tell the story of Guatemala. We have started a film production company, Athentikos, and have produced one full-length documentary, Reparando about Guatemala repairing itself after a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996. We releasing our second documentary in the spring of 2014, Becoming Fools. Becoming Fools focuses on people responding to the issue of homelessness in Guatemala.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to give back in this way. You will occasionally hear me talk about Guatemala and our projects there.
One organization that we have connected with through our film is Lemonade International. Lemonade exists to raise awareness and support for the children of the La Limonada neighborhood (one of the largest slum areas in Guatemala City). At the beginning of the 21st century, one-third of Guatemala City’s urban population lived in slum areas and on less than $2 US a day. A portion of my income goes to support a child through Lemonade International to receive education and other opportunity. We also lead a team of creative folks to teach an art camp with the kids from La Limonada each year. Here’s a video & more photos of our last trip. It was a blast! And we are always looking fir creative folks to join us! So let me know if you are interested in learning more about the camps and getting involved.