“For years I’ve documented human rights abuses around the world. I hoped my work would improve the lives of people I photographed. Sadly, for most, life remained largely the same. Something was missing. I realized that if making a difference is my goal, to witness and hope is not enough; change must be at the center of what I do. Witness Change was formed by a group of people who refuse to believe things must remain as they are. It was born out of the belief that people care, stories are powerful, and change is possible.„
We use visual-based storytelling on human rights issues to present evidence of abuses, to humanize survivors, and to connect with audiences.
We use written testimonies, interviews and audio recordings to amplify the voices of survivors of abuse.
We use research to bring a deeper, fuller understanding to the issues we address.
We inform decision-makers and the public, providing them with the knowledge to take action. We work with media partners to disseminate our work, and we run exhibitions, give talks, and produce multimedia outputs to engage the public.
Witness Change helps worthy organizations that work on the issues we address by telling their stories and by connecting them to those with the resources they need to meet their goals.
We use our photography, journalism, and research to produce targeted advocacy tools, including exhibitions, social media campaigns, and fundraising events, and talks. Our campaigns are made to influence decision makers and other audiences with the power to make positive change happen around the issues we address.