"The greatest dad in the hole world"

Since I travel a lot and am usually in a different time zone from my family, l gave my Dad a journal last year that he could write in and then give to me and I could write in and then give back to him...you get the idea. I thought it was an original idea but it seems that I have done this before. He recently sent me this entry that I wrote to him back in '93. I was seven years old. I still have an affinity for office supply stores.

**my spelling got better and I went on to compete in and place in a spelling bee just two years later. heck yeah.


Joyous Season!


Oh, Tenebaum.

Our first Hawaiian Christmas. In fact, this is our first Christmas on our own "turf" (whatever that means). For the past few years we have been on the mainland with our families. This year, Steve's family is coming to the island for the first time since Steve & I got hitched. We won't be staying at our apartment, so we didn't go all out decorating (PLUS, the craft store* here didn't have any of the materials for a few projects that I wanted to make...and the vintage Christmas lights that I bought at a thrift store for a dollar only worked for 30 seconds...and the sewing machine I was borrowing broke right when I started to sew those stockings. Phew, just needed to get all of that out there).
 Since Steve and I have never had out own Christmas tree before, I wanted to get him an ornament that paid tribute to our tropical Christmas and his infatuation with sea life/Shark Week (yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is why we do not surf). I found this wooden shark carved from Bali wood with Misie on the mainland.  
Happy Christmas, everyone. Charlie Brown, if you are reading this, you know you are jealous of our tree.


friends five thousand miles away #2

Misie and I have a weekly Skype date to talk/pray (sometimes we can't talk because we are laughing too hard and sometimes we forget to pray). It's really refreshing to see a kindred soul, even if it is on a computer screen.


A few weeks ago I posted a teaser about my husband's recent trip to Pakistan. Here is the rest of the promo video. Made by Greg.


friends five thousand miles away.

Misie and I had a much needed Skype date today. 
Our conversation pretty much went as follows:
misie: hellllllooooo? what up.
diane: *laughing*
misie: *giggling*
*mick comes home, diane greets mick. mick says he climbed through window. more laughter*
misie + diane: *laughter*
lil' buddy enters room.
lil' buddy exits room.
misie + diane: *silent laughter*


Pure Hope Pakistan Newsletter + Recap

Click HERE for a recap of Steve's time in Pakistan and a glance at some of the most beautiful people on earth.


christmas lights keep shining on.

I love the painted piano in this video. 
On a related note, I scored this string of Christmas cheer at a thrift store for $1.50.


DIY Christmas Advent.

Last year we were in South Africa during the month of December and I made Steve a modified advent. Because we travel around a lot and have not really ever had a home to settle into, these kinds of projects sort of make me feel like I have a home.  This year, I used paint samples from a hardware store, some twine and white out to make a fun (free) advent calendar. Each number correlates with a small gift, quote or coupon. How do you decorate for the holidays at your home?


Our Secret.


if steve and i ate breakfast, it would probably go something like this.


The finished product!

The tree shelf is stocked full of product and has been an eye catcher in one of the most popular places on campus- the Cafe! As promised, here is a (rough) photo! What do you think? (non-cell phone photos and photos of details coming soon).


One of the main ways that we work to raise awareness with PhotogenX is through publications and other materials that we distribute. You may have seen some of these products on our online store . Well, recently I started feeling a bit weighed down by all of the product that we distribute. To us, topics such as sex trafficking, honor killings and infanticide continue to grip our hearts, but have become normal conversation. Sometimes we get dirty looks from bystanders when we discuss our "work" in public and I don't blame them...for instance; "Remind me to call the Sex+ Money film crew about the human trafficking bank account, oh and please pass the butter".

Because researching the horrors of humanity tends to make the heart a bit heavy, I wanted to bring a bit of a lighter tone to the mix. I was really inspired by DIY crafters like Knitta, Please who make the world a bit more colorful in really sweet + simple ways. My creative friend Jannelle and I started to brainstorm and have a lot of new products that will be making their first online appearance very soon.

Around the same time that we started dreaming up projects, crafts and cuteness, the Banyan Tree Cafe on the YWAM campus in Kona asked us to create a PhotogenX store inside of their cafe. Instead of just putting books on a bookshelf, we decided to create a whole lotta' work for ourselves and dreamt up a plan for a sweet bookshelf. I love to create but am sometimes lacking in the skills department (read: I can't draw or paint). Thankfully I have some of the most creative friends in the whole wide world (seriously, they are from all over the world and they are amazing). I knew my friend Cambria (who we traveled to Panama, South Africa and Egypt with last year) would create a masterpiece and she truly has. She lights up when she gets inspired and she is one of the few people I know that would spend 3 hours in the paint store with me staring at samples and talking about all the paint names (seriously, naming the colors "enchanted forest" is a pure marketing scheme...and we fell for it). A new friend, Joel, just so happens to be a master with a jigsaw (he also designs and makes clothes). Cambria, Joel and a few other artists have created the most enchanted bookshelf I have ever seen. They have taken a little idea that I had and turned it into a beautiful reality. I feel really lucky to call these talented artists "amigos"(yeah, I call them that). Check back soon for more photos of the final set up!


Pure Hope Pakistan Teaser!

Steve and Greg spent the last few weeks in Pakistan working on a campaign to bring safe and clean water to over a million people who have been affected by the disastrous floods (read more about the campaign here). Since they have returned a few days ago they have been putting together photos and video footage to shed light on the problem, the need and how we can respond. Below is a short clip that Greg put together yesterday. Check back in the coming weeks for more updates from Pure Hope Pakistan.



My friend Ryan Wojton recently pointed me in the direction of Derek Webb's new instrumental electronic album which is based on The Lord's Prayer.

In describing this project, which uses music, video, painting and photos, Derek Webb writes, "Worship is a complicated idea.  Arguably, it’s what we all do, 24 hours a day (regardless of what we’re worshipping).  And I’m aware of a lot of “worship product” in the marketplace I sometimes occupy.  So I was cautious when I first started receiving the coordinates that would lead me to make ‘Feedback’.  It was immediately conceptual and ambitious, so much so that I genuinely wasn’t sure I could do it.  But this seemed to be the perfect posture in which to create something worthy of being called a “worshipful” piece of art.  So I studied, meditated, struggled and prayed my way through this creative process, and it’s easily the most challenging thing I’ve done in my career. But I believe it’s been worth it, even just for the ways it’s stretched both my creative process and my faith as a follower of the Way." Check it out here!



Over the years we have learned that it is important to take advantage of every available opportunity that we get to CELEBRATE! We have had picnics in airports, tea parties in Afghanistan, baked Christmas cookies in shantytowns and most recently we used Halloween as an excuse to dress up and take a lot of photos of ourselves. A singalong also evolved as is the norm when Isaac and Steve are in the same room.

I wanted an excuse to make a yarn beard and drew inspiration from Steve's face. He couldn't decide on a costume so at the last minute we decided to be twins. 

Greg & Jannelle as a lovely indian and Brad Smith

 Matt is really good at staying in character.

The Fox family giving a colorful nod to their time in Japan.

 Anne, Emily & Megan

 Beards + Moustache.


Pure Hope Pakistan

We at PhotogenX are often presented with opportunites to partner with amazing people to make BIG changes. These opportunities are why we do what we do. They are opportunities that we cannot ignore. 

In February Youth With a Mission International sent a PhotogenX team to Haiti (of which Steve and I were a part) to develop a presentation that was given to YWAM international leaders, International Diplomats, Business Executives and key media contacts to form a sustainable long-term response to the disaster that shook the nation. The results of the presentation that our team created for are overwhelming and eight months later we are still hearing stories of how influential people are partnering to re-build Haiti because of it.

Again we have an amazing opportunity at hand. Right now Pakistan is facing a disaster that is larger than the last 5 natural disasters combined (like Haiti and Chile). There have been over 
2 million homes destroyed, 
over 7 million people displaced without proper shelter, 
the disaster is affecting 21 million people! 
What makes it worse has been the media blackout for the last month that has kept this information from getting out. The main concern now is the same thing that flooded them, water. Dysentery and other waterborne illnesses are beginning to spread and it is crucial that the people of Pakistan get clean drinking water-SOON!

Steve and Greg (a PhotogenX teammate, filmmaker and web designer) were asked to make a campaign to bring over 100,000 water filters to families that have been affected by this flood. Each filter can help a family of 10 and would be able to produce over 300 gallons of clean drinking water each week if needed. 

Greg has already built a website and a logo and he and Steve will travel to Pakistan NEXT WEEK to help with the distribution of water filters and to film the needs and some of the first families receiving these filters. They will be able to bring back the pictures and footage to make a promo video that will help bring safe and clean drinking water to over a million people who have been affected by the disaster.

Would you prayerfully consider contributing to this great need?


a road in the country.

one of my favorite quotes from Lin Yutang. inspiration poster by vol. 25


Haiti Cholera Outbreak Day 4


Haiti Cholera Outbreak Update


Haiti- Cholera Outbreak


If one suffers, we all suffer.

My husband is going to Pakistan in a few weeks to help distribute water filters to flood victims and to document one of the greatest natural disasters ever known to our earth. My thoughts and prayers have been focused on those who are suffering from waterborne diseases now more than ever as I ponder what my response to my suffering brothers and sisters in Pakistan will be.

If you are wondering the same thing and would like to take action for those who have been so devastated by the floods in Pakistan, leave a comment below or e-mail me at diane@photogenx.net and maybe we can come up with some solutions together.


Freedom is sweet.

Reverse Trick-Or-Treating
It's not everyday that you have cute little monsters, scary ghosts or awkward teenagers in sort-of-costumes knocking on your door but fall has arrived and the time for trick-or-treating is fast approaching. You know the costumed masses are coming so this year, instead of turning out your lights and pretending you're not home, giving out healthy snacks (I've done this) or quarters taped to tracts clearly explaining how to escape the doom of hell (I won't mention any of my parents' names), why not participate in a new way? This Halloween families across the United States and Canada* will help to
-END forced labor in the cocoa industry
-ERADICATE poverty among cocoa farmers
-PROMOTE Fair Trade
-CHANGE Consumer Habits
…all by giving Fair Trade chocolate back to adults and kids as they Trick-or-Treat in their communities on October 31st.
Global Exchange is giving out FREE Reverse Trick-Or-Treat kits (containing fair trade chocolate attached to an informational card about the problems in the cocoa industry such as child slavery, environmental degradation, and poverty and how fair trade provides a solution).

*Global friends, please get involved, too!!!

Chocolate Campaign

Join Not For Sale in the "Raise the Bar Campaign" by selling delicious Sweet Earth Fair Trade Chocolate, hosting a film screening of the new documentary, The Dark Side of Chocolate, and asking others to sign to petition to make Hershey’s fair trade. Your efforts in this chocolate campaign will:

1. Raise awareness of the ongoing use of child labor and human trafficking in the cocoa industry;

2. Inspire thousands to sign petitions asking Hershey to be transparent in the sourcing of their cocoa beans, and begin sourcing Fair Trade Certified cocoa;

3. Raise funds needed for the Not For Sale Campaign to end child labor and human trafficking in the production of chocolate.

Not For Sale has partnered with Sweet Earth Chocolates so you can offer 100% organic Fair Trade chocolate to your friends and family!  This chocolate comes from grower co-operatives that monitor their operations to ensure that forced labor was not used in the production of their chocolate.



Next to Me

Sleeping at Last is making a yearbook! This band reserves a very intimate place in my heart since I walked down the aisle to one of their songs, Careful Hands, when Steve and I got hitched. Listen, exhale and check out the Yearbook Project that they are doing!


Like cold water to a very weary soul.

Have you ever had a day (or a month...or seven months) where you are tired and weary and feeling like you've lost a bit of perspective on why you do what you do? I certainly have had a lot of days like this since I got sick and my body has been fighting to keep up with my heart. Today I received news that gave me goosebumps and helped awaken my soul to the truth that the world is so much bigger than me.

If you have been reading for a while, you may remember when I posted about the opportunity that we had to spend time loving the children of Panama. While we were there we learned about an issue from Matt & Misty Hedspeth that we couldn't ignore- the adoption system (or lack thereof) in Panama. While we were learning about the government controlled orphanages, restrictions on child placement, the only 9 foster families in the whole country and the stigma surrounding taking a child from a different family, class or culture into your home, most citizens of Panama are left unaware that there are problems behind the walls of the brightly painted buildings that housed thousands of abandoned, forgotten or orphaned children.

Matt & Misty (a family rights lawyer) left their home in North Carolina a few years ago when they realized the desperation of the adoption situation in Panama. They founded Hearts Cry Children's Ministry to create efficiencies for orphans and wrote a proposal to the government to implement change in the system so that it would be compliant with international adoption standards. While we were in Panama the proposal was accepted, Heart's Cry Ministry was given office space in the president's office and just recently they have been able to place a few children in homes for adoption!

We created a publication for Heart's Cry Ministry to use with the proposal to bring the stories of the children to the hearts of the citizens of Panama. The book needed to be approved by the government before printing (since the children are under the guardianship of the government) and a year later- the book is approved for printing!!! (did you get goosebumps?)

If you would like to contribute to the printing and distribution of this book, please contact Heart's Cry Ministry.


"Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land" Proverbs 25:25


Every Nation, 24 hours and YOU.

Remember when I shared about "One Day on Earth" back in April? Well October is here and in just a few days it will be time to join thousands of inspired citizens all across the globe will record the human experience over a 24-hour period for the largest participatory media event in history! Visit the One Day site to register and contribute your voice!

Founded in 2008, ONE DAY ON EARTH is creating an online community, shared archive, and film. Together, we will showcase the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occur in one day. We invite you to join our international community of thousands of filmmakers, hundreds of schools, and dozens of non-profits, and contribute to this unique global mosaic. Through the One Day on Earth platform, we will establish a community that not only watches, but participates.


A Wake up Story

This video from Healthy Child Healthy World is about safety for children but is applicable for all of us. We come in contact toxic chemicals each day. Thanks Jeanette for sharing it!



photogenX tote bags

photogenX now has tote bags available for sale at the online store. all proceeds from the merchandise on the store go toward the ongoing efforts of photogenX. raise your voice in style!


Lindsay's Clean Water Blogathon!

Remember when I posted about Blood Water Mission here? Well, my dear friend Lindsay is doing a clean water blogathon for the month of september. For each comment that is posted on her blog she will give $1 to Blood Water Mission. Better yet, some friends of hers will be matching her donation! Visit her blog, leave a quick comment and voila, you are an active participant in the betterment of someone's life! If you want to go one step further, you can become a donation matcher or you can check out Blood Water Mission's campaigns and see how you can join in!


photo of the day.

[all dressed up for school | haiti 2010]


Let justice roll down like a river.

While doing research for their documentary, Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth, our friends realized that one of the primary ways that men, women and children were being trafficked for sex in the US of A was through Craigslist. They contacted Craig, explained the big picture of the global sex industry and offered to help him censor his site. Yesterday CNN released an article stating that the adult services section on Craigslist will now be censored! A major step in the right direction.

"We hope to...prevent misuse of our site in facilitation of trafficking, and to combat such crimes wherever they appear, online or offline."- Craigslist Spokeswoman

This is a literal answer to prayer and a huge step toward the eradication of human trafficking in the United States. 

*To read the whole story click here

"The river flows to the low places, how low are you willing to go?"  
- Heidi Baker to our YWAM community


Go, Do.

Lately I have been MIA in the blogosphere and for that I apologize. Thank you all for continuing to read, despite my faithfulness to this space. Steve and I have been visiting dear family and friends on the mainland, making stops in Michigan, Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Maryland (where we created the little stop-motion treasure below) and are currently in Memphis (yes, I realize that I have listed some places as states and some as cities).

Once we return to Kona (on Tuesday) I am sure that I will be able to devote more time to online communication. For now, sit back, relax, enjoy the music of Jonsi and some young souls running around being ridiculous (and if you are from the Annapolis area, keep an eye out for these pirate faces in the local paper!)


the end of poverty.

The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries. The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate?

Sign The Petition
Poverty will never end unless there are real solutions to end it; solutions based on economic justice and political changes.
In conjunction with our experts we have developed 10 Solutions to End Poverty. Our goal is to get 10 million signatures (globally) in 10 years and to mobilize your support to force our leaders to implement such policy changes.

10 Solutions to End Poverty
We The People Demand:
1. The full equality between men and women in public as well as private areas of life, a worldwide minimum wage of $20 per day and the end of child labor under the age of 16 with the creation of a subsidy for scholarship.

2. The guarantee of shelter, healthcare, education, food and drinking water as basic human rights that must be provided free to all.

3. A total redistribution of idle lands to landless farmers and the imposition of a 50% cap on arable land devoted to products for export per country, with the creation of a worldwide subsidy for organic agriculture.

4. An end to private monopoly ownership over natural resources, with a minimum of 51% local communal ownership in corporations, which control such resources as well as the termination of intellectual property rights on pharmaceutical drugs.

5. The cancellation of third world debt with no reciprocal obligations attached and the payment of compensation to Third World countries for historical as well as ecological debt.

6. An obligation of total transparency for any corporation with more than 100 employees and a 1% tax on all benefits distributed to shareholders of corporations to create unemployment funds.

7. The termination of tax havens around the world as well as free flow of capital in developing countries.

8. The cancellation of taxes on labor and basic consumption, the creation of a 2% worldwide tax on property ownership (expect basic habitation for the poor) and the implementation of a global 0.5% flat tax on all financial transactions with a total prohibition of speculation on food products.

9. An equal voting for developing countries in international organizations such as IMF, World Bank, WTO, and the termination of veto right for the permanent members of the UN Security Counsel.

10. A commitment by industrialized countries to decrease carbon emission by 50% over a ten-year period as well as reducing by 25% each developed country’s consumption of natural resources.

We the people commit to not vote for a representative who would not endorse at least half of these propositions and to boycott any corporation which would oppose the implementation of any of these propositions.
Sign the petition here.

Check out The End of Poverty? Web site for more information and to purchase the DVD.


camels [photo of the day]

giza, egypt | 2010.


make a stand for clean water.

Blood Water Mission helps to connect people from all over the world with communities in Africa to bring clean water solutions. Watch the video to find out exactly how they work. Visit their website to learn about how you can make a stand for clean water in Africa.


{Cerra Flores, Panama | 2009}

I carry the stories of the people that I meet with me in a very protected place in my heart that never seems to reach maximum capacity. I cherish each one and every ounce of me aches to see them live abundant lives.

"and, my feeble, whispered, faithless prayer invokes a thunderous, resounding, bone-shaking, great “AMEN!” from countless angels, from heroes of the faith, from Christ himself"


photo of the day.

[panama |2009|

During our time in Panama in 2009 we partnered with a lovely couple who started a ministry to create efficiencies for orphan care.

Our heart's cry is to see God lift orphans out of the pit of despair and give them a firm place to stand.  We consult with foreign governments so as to streamline their adoption processes and to simplify their efforts in placing children into loving homes, domestically and internationally.  We also assist orphanages so they are better equipped to provide for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the orphans in their care.
-Taken from the Heart's Cry website

We published a book called Dear Panama, A message from your Children to advocate for orphans rights in Panama and to help them spread the word about the important work that they are doing. Because orphans in Panama belong to the government, the book is currently in review by the government before distribution.


painting the town. painting the whole world.

Below is a video clip from a really fun project called "Let's Color"- a group of people teaming up with local communities to replace grey, gloomy spaces with vibrant, colorful ones! Visit their website to see more photos and learn how you can get involved.


photo of the day.

[afghanistan | 2008]


we still do.

Monday was our two year wedding anniversary! Really, only two years? It is really hard to even remember life before we were "Steve and Diane". We planned to celebrate on Sunday since we knew Monday would be a busy day. We were so tired by Sunday that we celebrated by taking a nap, snuggling, drinking coffee (me), eating ice cream (him) and watching old episodes of Miami Ink. It was such a great day with my favorite person. Many more, please!

I really wanted to take some cool photos of us for the future grandkids, but we were sleepy and this is all we got.


...and we are really excited about it.
michigan: july 5th-26th
new jersey: july 27th until sometime in august
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grace that suffices.

I am a bit late in posting this (it's from April) but thought it might give some clear answers to some questions that I have been getting regarding my health. It was written at the height of my sickness and explains a lot of what I went through/am going through.Thanks for taking the time to read this.
(p.s. you can click on the image to see text larger)


land of the free, home of the slave.

attention west coasters, tim dyk, from the sex + money crew will be showing some of his paintings at this artshow about modern day slavery. check it out! invite your friends and learn more about human trafficking in the U S of A. june 5th. darigold building. ellensburg, washington.


these numbers have faces.

My friend Matt works with a non profit organization in Portland that has a simple vision to see young people empowered with the right tools to defeat poverty in their own communities. These Numbers Have Faces (TNHF) invests in young South Africans by helping them to develop the skills that they need to become strong leaders in their own communities. Some of the basic ways that they do this are through providing college scholarships, mentoring, financial literacy and other necessary tools to become successful leaders.

As many of you know, South Africa is one of my favorite places on this earth and it's young people hold a very dear place in my heart. You may also know that the World Cup will be held there this year. TNHF recently launched a benefit bracket from which all proceeds will go toward soccer and education programs in the Townships of South Africa.

Visit the These Numbers Have Faces website for more information on how the bracket works and how you can be directly involved in helping young South Africans reach the potential for which they were created!

Winner(s) will also receive a 20x30 framed print and an exclusive copy of "A Beautiful Game: Football Through The Eyes Of The World's Greatest Players."


Refugees from Port Au Prince wait patiently for their turn at a registration center in St. Marc, Haiti | 2010


a pink sanctuary in the park.

the elder of the pink church in capricorn park, south africa (where we held our weekly bible study for young teens) took such great care of that special meeting place. it truly was a sanctuary in the midst of a bustling shanty town. his son, bernard, in the yellow shirt loved to help his papa.


prison baby.

born in a women's prison in afghanistan, this little guy has already had a pretty rough 16 days of life.  there is a Heavenly Father who holds him tighter than those cloths can swaddle him. please pray for protection, health and abundant life for this precious one.


Sex + Money A Global Search for Human Worth Webisode #5

visit sexandmoneyfilm.com for more information


i have great friends.

this is the kind of stuff that makes living far away a little bit easier.
p.s. check out misie's blog


photo of the day.

Capricorn Park is a vibrant shanty township in South Africa. Never a dull moment...and lots of interesting faces, like this little guys piercing green eyes.


Sex + Money A Global Search for Human Worth Webisode #4

Sorry this post is a bit late, the Sex + Money crew visits a local truck stop to talk with a group of picketers called "The Defenders", truckers, and concerned citizens about trafficking. It is well documented that truck stops across the US serve as a major focal point for the Human Trafficking and Prostitution Industry.

**Please keep in mind that this video is just a snippet of a much longer documentary which gives context. In no way do we intend to shed a negative light on truckers, truck stop employees , or the trucking industry as a whole. We understand and acknowledge those who work in the industry ethically and continue to give a good name to truckers everywhere. We do however wish to shed light upon an obvious problem which often takes place along the major trucking routs and in actually invite all concerned truckers and employees to stand up for their industry and speak out against Trafficking and Prostitution along the trucking routes. This problem will end when the demand for the industry ends.**


"the big picture...outside your front door"

A few friends in our community have a website dedicated to sharing truth and experiences from around the world. This video, taken from the site, is of a friend Dan Baumann speaking about his recent trip to Nigeria.


featured blog: George Hsia Photography

My friend George Hsia is one of the most amazing photojournalists that I know! We seem to only hang out in really interesting places...Afghanistan, Haiti...check out his new website!


Photo Giveaway Winner!

and the winner is....
Hannah Chinworth!
Thanks to everyone for participating and keep checking back for daily posts and more giveaways in the future! Also, be on the lookout for the online store where you can order prints coming soon!


newark's murder free month.

Wow, April is the first month that Newark, NJ has gone without a homicide since May 1966! I am continuing to pray for the motherland ; )

"blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."


long day.

today's photo of the day is the first one that has been posted on the day that i took it.


one day on earth.

I LOVE story-telling and I love it when story tellers connect with one another to tell a much BIGGER story. So, I was really excited when I saw this from One Day on Earth.

Join us on 10.10.10 for an unprecedented event. Every Nation, 24 hours and You.

Across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period. By participating in this historic event, you will help capture the diversity of life and culture on this planet. Together we will create a document that is a gift to the world.

One Day on Earth is a documentary and new media project about the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occurs in one 24-hour period on Earth. More than a film, One Day on Earth is a multi-platform participatory media project. The flagship of this project is a 120-minute documentary to be released theatrically. Through the One Day on Earth platform we will establish a community that not only watches, but participates.
Also, it's not too late to win the Photo Giveaway!  
Just visit the link and leave a comment for a chance to win on Friday, April 23rd.


Print Giveaway!

This photo is making a reappearance as today's photo of the day giveaway
All you have to do for a chance to win is  
leave a comment below 
before Friday, April 23rd. 
Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday's blog post. 
If you are the winner I will get in touch with you for your mailing address.
You will receive an 8x10 print.

A young boy overlooks the trash filled shore in Saint Marc Haiti just one month after the devastating earthquake.


Sex + Money: The National Search for Human Worth Goes to the Garden State

In 2007, a group of PhotogenX students embarked on a journey through 20+ nations on every inhabitable continent, motivated by their love for photography and their passion for justice. At the outset, their experiences seemed diverse, even random.  However, a common thread of human suffering would soon emerge as their travels exposed them to a dark, seldom discussed side of humanity-- children being bought and sold to satisfy the sexual pleasures of other humans.
As they returned to the United States in 2008, the students were surprised to find that the same injustice was happening on the soil of their own country.  Unfortunately, a large percentage of Americans are still unaware that such a grotesque crime could ever be taking place in their midst.

SEX + MONEY: A National Search for Human Worth is a feature length film that documents a group of students as they travel in an RV across the United States, seeking to understand how the sexual exploitation of children has become the nation's fasting growing form of organized crime. As the students encounter the brave men and women who are fighting on the front lines of the modern abolitionist movement, they begin to consider what further action can be taken to bring an end to such obscene forms of injustice.

The final movement of  Sex + Money portrays the students quest to help make America the first slave-free nation in the world and to inspire others to do the same.

This is the third "webisode" that has been released in anticipation for the final documentary. It just so happens to be filmed where I grew up, in New Jersey.

Click to view Sex + Money Webisode #1 and Webisode # 2. 


joe's pick.

[i let my brother joe pick today's photo of the day. would you like to pick a photo of the day? if there is one you have seen elsewhere (on facebook, in a gallery, on my camera lcd,...) let me know!
basilica in prague]

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