It was amazing to see that The Viewfinder Project was beyond taking photos but more importantly taught these children that there is a lot in life to be grateful for and there is a lot of beauty in life. They need to focus on those good things and appreciate them and they will see that the negative energy just bounces off of them as if they were wearing an invisible force field of protection. Beauty can be seen in all things. All it requires is to make an effort to shift ones perspective of life. The Viewfinder Project gave them just that.
The Viewfinder Project uses photography to help people of all ages “see life differently” challenging them to use creative thinking in becoming community change makers.
“THE TRUE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY IS NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES.”
photo by Molanthisa
The children said they felt more joy in capturing the beauty around them as it reminded them of all their blessings, the people that cared for them and the love surrounding them. They also expressed the desire to eliminate the ugly from their lives and they realized that the choice was in their hands, and, that it takes a concentrated effort to see the good things in life.
So often we think we understand people, cultures, or situations that we need to look no further. On the contrary, most of what we encounter in life requires further thought and investigation. Living life requires great creativity and requires us to pay attention! Creativity allows us to create alternative situations for ourselves than simply what has been handed down to us. But creativity requires the ability to see differently.
Photo by Sonia
When given his first camera for a National Geographic photo shoot, Dewitt Jones was charged to “go and find what’s right with the world.” This is the charge for all of us in life. The Viewfinder Project is interested in projects that will help us achieve our vision. 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.
Photo by Sonia