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Today we’ll focus on the social documentary workshops, specifically on the education and collaboration aspects. You seem to have a unique approach. You, as an artist, could be doing them yourself but you place such emphasis on collaboration and education with both the participants and the organizations.  Why these things are so important? Doing still […]






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Here is Part II of my interview with Phil around the topic of storytelling.  If you missed Part I, you can read it here. It is a privilege to hear someone’s story. In the work that you’re doing with Stirring the Fire, you demonstrate that there are a lot of women and girls hurting around […]






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Time for another interview with Phil.  I sat down with Phil only two days after he returned from a month-long journey in Nepal. Still warding off jet-lag, but full of interesting stories, he enthusiastically talked to me about storytelling, sharing his passion, thoughts and ideas around it. Today we’d like to hear about storytelling. I’m […]






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Moving from the macro topic of gender equality to more of Phil’s individual approach in his work, we offer the rest of the interview. (Questions in italics.) As a photographer you’ve had to learn the art of approaching individuals not only for a photograph but also for interviews. How do you approach women and girls […]






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As a Stirring the Fire volunteer over the last year and a half, I’ve enjoyed several conversations with STF Founder Phil Borges about his work. However, more people than myself need to hear the inspirational and visionary aspects he brings to his work, so we decided to have actual interviews on several topics with him. […]






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Assemble a team.  Gather media.  Edit media.  Distribute media. Change the world. Sounds simple enough. Right? Through this social documentary workshop all of us have learned that there is nothing simple about media production.  Today, after a presentation about distribution of media, we learned that even when the media is created the process is not […]






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  Nancy Farese, founder of Photo Philanthropy and workshop participant, explains to me,  “One of the biggest challenges that we see is non-profits not understanding how to use digital media for cause advocacy.  Phil is a master of that.  He not only knows how to access effective media, but how to distribute it and use it […]






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Post-production is in full swing here at the Foundation for Women offices in San Diego.  For the past ten hours our workshop participants have made storyboards, transcribed, selected quotes, edited audio … and the end is nowhere in sight. “Film is a team effort, but when you’re a photographer it’s a solo effort,” explains Michele […]






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“I am inspired by my mom.”  This is not the common thing we hear from twelve-year-olds when asked about his or her parents, but Diana is different.  Her mother, Nancy, is the recipient of a micro-credit loan from Foundation for Women.  For the past two days, half of our workshop team has been on location filming, photographing, […]






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Hello world! My name is Alissa Brooks. I am a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio and I travelled a couple thousand miles to attend this workshop. In between classes and interviews, I am also updating the social media sites and blogging. Here is my first post! “…all of us who do […]






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