17% in 2017
I originally became interested in photography because I wanted to take nice pictures of food.
Back when I was busy taking photos of pizza bagels and fancy donuts, I never thought that photography would ever (accidentally) monetize into a small business. Still, every time I head to a photo gig, I'm amazed that I get paid to hang out with people, to witness and capture their moments of joy, accomplishment, and perseverance. It's a huge honor.
For a while, money photography allowed me to afford San Francisco rent. Now that I'm able to save for myself, I'd like to use photography to help support organizations working for a more equitable world.
For every photoshoot in 2017, I'll donate 17% of net proceeds to your choice of the following:
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by college students, supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Founded in 2000 at Stanford, Camp Kesem now runs summer camps for children 6-18 at over 100 active chapters coast to coast.
Bayes Impact is a technology nonprofit whose mission is to build the social services of the future. BI leverages software and data science to deliver personalized and scalable interventions for millions of underserved people across the world. As an NGO, BI believes that new technologies can do more than generate profit.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF supports activities in 19 countries around the world.
Samasource is a leading social enterprise that conducts digital skills training and employs low-income communities in computer-based work. Since 2008, Samasource has enabled 35,000 people to lift themselves out of poverty by "giving work" via data projects in partnership with companies like Google and Microsoft.
Students Rising Above is dedicated to impacting the future through the cultivation of extraordinary youth. SRA invests in low-income, first generation college students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to education and strength of character while overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect. SRA helps each student to realize potential by supporting them through college graduation and into the workforce.
The Human Diagnosis Project (also referred to as "Human Dx") is a worldwide effort created with and led by the global medical community to build an online system that maps the best steps to help any patient. By combining collective intelligence with machine learning, Human Dx intends to enable more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
(Also -- if you're a mission-driven organization that needs a content photographer, feel free to reach out. I'll travel in a heartbeat).