Mexican Internal Migration

By Josh Meltzer for AHALA The non-profit American Hands Aiding Latin American Youth (AHALA), and its Mexican non-profit partner CODENI, A Collective for the Rights of Children, have worked together as advocates for the rights of children and families in Guadalajara, Mexico since 2005. The organizations, which work primarily with indigenous migrants who have moved from Mexico’s rural regions to urban, help offset …

Nathan DaltonMexican Internal Migration

Power and the “Civil Contract of Photography”

Images reach out to us. They beckon. We are drawn to them, to look at them and to be touched by them. But in the end it is we who decide whether to allow ourselves to be affected. Sometimes the decision is easy for example, images depicting happy, familiar or nostalgic scenes are often greeted with a smile. Social change …

Nathan DaltonPower and the “Civil Contract of Photography”

Cambodia With Love

Changing lives one book at a time Making a change with photography may not be easy, but it sure is worth it. This is my story of work with Who Will Village, which resulted in the development of Cambodia with Love, a photography book with one hundred percent of sales going toward caring for kids in need. After years of …

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How Do They See Us?

This month, photographer Nancy Farese and writer Cate Biggs returned to Africa to document the work of The Carter Center in Ghana and Liberia.  The Carter Center is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that seeks to advance peace and health worldwide. Below is the third installment of their experiences and insights from the road on their current trip.  A book …

Nathan DaltonHow Do They See Us?

The War on Sexual Violence

This month, photographer Nancy Farese and writer Cate Biggs returned to Africa to document the work of The Carter Center in Ghana and Liberia.  The Carter Center is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that seeks to advance peace and health worldwide. Below is the third installment of their experiences and insights from the road on their current trip.  A book …

Nathan DaltonThe War on Sexual Violence

A Disease with a PR Problem

This month, photographer Nancy Farese and writer Cate Biggs returned to Africa to document the work of The Carter Center in Ghana and Liberia.  The Carter Center is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that seeks to advance peace and health worldwide. Below is the second installment of their experiences and insights from the road on their current trip.  A book …

Nathan DaltonA Disease with a PR Problem

The Incalculable Benefits Born of Partnering in the Field

Introduction – PhotoPhilanthropy in the Field This month, photographer Nancy Farese and writer Cate Biggs returned to Africa to document the work of The Carter Center in Ghana and Liberia.  The Carter Center is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that seeks to advance peace and health worldwide. Founded in 1982 by former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, …

Nathan DaltonThe Incalculable Benefits Born of Partnering in the Field

A Holistic Approach to the Relationship between Image and Viewer

While completing a survey for an international conservation organization that I support, I was especially intrigued by one of the questions asking: “Who holds the greatest responsibility for tackling environmental issues?” The possible answers included: A) Non-profit organizations; B) Individuals; C) Governments or; D) Businesses. As I am knee deep in my doctoral research on social change photography and affect, …

Nathan DaltonA Holistic Approach to the Relationship between Image and Viewer