The Art of Giving Back
One of the most essential lessons a photographer can learn is that there is an irreplaceable joy that comes with giving back to the community through photographs. Traditionally, art, be it music, photography, or even writing has been seen as a medium to convey a message.
However, art is so much more than that – it is a catalyst for change, a shifter of perceptions, and at times, a brightly lit stage for unsung heroes. Not only does giving back through photography empower the photographer and the subjects of the project he or she are taking a part of, but also it helps re-ignite the humanitarian aspect of art that is sometimes overlooked in this day and age.
I have had the honor of collaborating with a well-known fashion-blogger called Ashley AlBusmait on a project that was initiated by the Hothur Foundation and is called “The Art of Perseverance: Woven Into Perfection.” This project was initiated with the intention of empowering bold and courageous acid attack victims, while also giving them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Acid attack victims were aided by this foundation and have handcrafted a range of stylish headgears under the name of the fashion line Ara Lumiere. The headgears exist in several high-end fabrics and all proceeds go to the acid attack victims themselves.
Our aim through these pictures was to promote the headgear and also capture the essence of courageous women taking a part of this project with the use of bold colors that stand out.
It was truly a humbling experience to be a part of this initiative.
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What a wonderful project to be a part of, Issa!