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Tag Archive 'Social Documentary Photography'

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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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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Editor’s Note: Remember when the Stirring the Fire team was in Liberia documenting Foundation for Women‘s “All Liberian Women’s Summit“?  Phil Borges, STF founder, recaps the project for us and has the film they created with the young women leaders to share! This past August I traveled to Liberia to document a women’s leadership summit. Foundation […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil is in Liberia documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW), an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime supporter of Phil and his work, Kevin Castner is traveling with him and reporting back to us from the field. […]






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Phil has already embarked on another trip! He is documenting the work of Foundation for Women (FFW) in Liberia, as well as, a women’s leadership summit that they are hosting. FFW is an organization that strives to continually support and encourage impoverished women, both globally and locally, by funding and creating microcredit programs. A longtime […]






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Stirring the Fire founder Phil Borges about his recent trip to Cambodia to document the work of CASC and Youth Star. I recently returned from Cambodia where I documented two organizations that the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is supporting in its effort to end violence against women.  Although the issues we covered were extremely […]






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Stirring the Fire is a co-sponsor of the Foundation for Sustainable Development’s Global Photography Competition! How do you see grassroots development? How can you reveal the individuals on the frontlines who are driving grassroots action for global peace, freedom, and sustainability? How can you show the resilient and inspirational communities that affect development efforts worldwide? […]






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Guest Post: Joni Kabana

In rural Ethiopia, a young girl marries early; often by the time she is ten years old.  Her pelvis is not large enough to give birth, yet she often becomes pregnant before having her first period.  When her baby cannot push through her tiny birth canal, a resulting fistula can develop, where a hole is […]






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