What is Beautiful

Almost everything delicious starts with an egg. As Andrea trained to be a chef through Second Helpings culinary program, she realized how integral a simple egg is to so many recipes and the beauty that is represented in this simplicity. Read More


So often we think we understand people, cultures, or situations that we need to look no further. Read More

You can participate.

If you have an idea for a project that you think fits our vision, please contact us! There may be a great opportunity for us to partner together. Read More


The Youth Art team based in Waterloo, Iowa took the lesson Storybook to a new level. They challenged their students to draw a picture of what it meant to be a “peacemaker.” Then in pairs, they photographed each other delivering these drawings to their neighbors. Read More

The Whole Story

I learned that some people only think about one part of the story of someone else’s life, so I should learn the whole story about people. — Emma, Youth Art Team, Waterloo Read More

Look Deeply

Viewfinder has taught me to look at things that might not immediately catch the eye and turn it into something beautiful. — Micah G., age 14, Oaks Academy Read More


I learned that always being positive can affect your life, and to never make a quick judgment on a photo. — Adeleine S., age 13, Oaks Academy Read More

TVP Heading to Point Hope, Alaska

The Viewfinder Project is heading to the Arctic in 2014-15! Point Hope, Alaska, to be exact. This will be our first example of incorporating photography & writing together. Stay tuned for details! Read More

Exhibition in Waterloo, Iowa

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibition of The Viewfinder Project student work at the Waterloo Center for the Arts! The exhibition will be up from April-July 2014. Students participated in The Viewfinder Project through the Youth Art Team. You can check out more of their work at www.youthartteam.blogspot.com. Congratulation to all of the students […] Read More

April Update – Chennai, India

Thank you for your interest in and support of The Viewfinder Project. This month we are excited to share with you how The Viewfinder Project is being used in Channai, India. The Viewfinder Project in Chennai, India By Niti Moses How Can You Help? We are looking for partners. Here are some options: 1. Sponsor […] Read More