fall 2010 newsletter

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Fall 2010 Newsletter. Vol II, Issue I. Free. Feel free to forward, link, etc. eric@peacephotography.org


Peace Photography is honored to welcome Justin Hubbard and Lisa Benitez to our website.

Justin is returning from several years spent working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the Congo Initiative [www.congoinitiative.org]. His colorful photos capture just a few of the beautiful faces and friends from his time in the Congo, and all proceeds will benefit their continuing work there.

Lisa serves as the U.S. coordinator for Rhumy Wara, an organization founded in a rural Ecuadorian community and working to improve the health and education infrastructure, while preserving local cultural traditions and way of life [www.rhumywara.com]. Her work has previously been featured on the 2010 Peace Corps calendar, and all proceeds will benefit her organization in Ecuador.

We now are proud to have a total of five photographers sharing photos on the site: Molly, myself, David McDonald, and these two new recruits.


We will have a table of goods for sale, just in time for the holiday season.

For the second time, we will have a Peace Photography table at the ‘World Jubilee Fair Trade Market’, featuring books, calendars, photos, and cards from all 5 of our photographers. The sale will be held from 9am-4pm on Saturday, November 20 at the ‘Colonial Church’ [6200 Colonial Way, Edina MN, 55436]. Come on by to find the perfect photo gift, as well as to check out the dozens of other booths of crafts from around the world being sold to support a wide variety of non-profits.


Browse our variety of notecard collections, download materials, share us on facebook/twitter, etc.

I have made a few little changes to the website [in addition to adding pages for the new Congo and Ecuador collections].

You will now be able to share any post on our site via facebook, twitter, gmail, blogger, etc., with just a click.

There is a new list of free downloads available that you can use to learn more about Peace Photography, to do a little publicity on our behalf in your neck of the woods, or to apply to submit your own photographs to the site. Downloads include: an organizational overview, FAQ, logo, logo/photo collage, flyer, photographer application form.

I have also created a separate list to highlight our calendar, notecards, and book [check that out if you haven’t yet – it’s a coffee table must-have]. You can now navigate directly to any of our card collections [including new cards for weddings, birthdays, and autumn] or even better, click to create your very own custom card sets by choosing from any photo on the site.


A shout-out and thank you to just some of you who have spread the word in unique and kind ways during the last few months. New ideas or collaborations are always welcomed…

-Betsy Delzer used Peace Photography notecard sets in her school’s fundraiser for UNICEF.

-Reid Wixson used Peace Photography photos in a slideshow about the Haitian earthquake presented to his middle school, to raise funds for a variety of Haitian organizations.

-Constance Gruen sold Peace Photography Valentine’s cards at her school to raise funds for AMURT-Haiti.

-Justin Hubbard is displaying his photos from Congo at a gallery in Door County, Wisconsin to publicize the website and the work done by the Congo Initiative in his ‘second home’.

-Dunn Brothers coffeeshops in Minneapolis displayed our photos for 3 months at 3 sites.


2011 Photo Calendar, new photo collections, more photographers…

P.S. A huge two-thumbs-up and a recommendation for an amazing documentary about pickup soccer around the world. The movie that I would have made myself if I only knew how. It’s available on DVD, and is a breathtaking and beautiful tour of the stories of street soccer everywhere: http://www.pelada-movie.com/trailers/index.html

"It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same - everywhere, all over the world . . . people ignorant of one another's existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same - people who . . . were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world."

- George Orwell, “1984”