We rounded up some of our favorite photo-related charitable organizations
Kai Löffelbein teamed up with PhotoPhilanthropy and the SOCO, for a project on living conditions in Hong Kong. Photo: Kai Löffelbein on behalf of SOCO.
We make photographs for a variety of reasons. For some, photography is a profession. For others, it's a necessary outlet for creative energy. But, while many of us get a great deal from photography, we can also use it to give back. Photography has the power to move people and these organizations offers unique opportunities for photographers at every level to use their skills and passion in the name of good.
It is our hope that this list will inspire you to use your camera for the betterment of the world. Please feel free to mention any other terrific photo related charities in the comment section below. We’ll periodically add new ones to our round-up.
Operation Love Reunited
Sgt. Jayson Tebbeharris of the Air Force is joined by his daughter just after coming home from a deployment.Photo: Tonee Lawrence.
Operation Love Reunited is a way for photographers to personally give back to the individual men and women serving our country in the armed forces.
About the organization:
Tonee Lawrence, a professional photographer who started the organization, explains, “Operation Love Reunited is a charity benefiting military members and their families who currently deployed or are about to be. The program is completely free for all branches of the military. The organizations professional photographers provide military families with a free session prior to deployment, mid-deployment, and/or upon coming home from the deployment. Photographers also send the deployed individual an album of prints from the session completely free of charge.”
Photographers who wish to become involved may fill out an application at www.oplove.org. All photographers must be approved before providing services to military families.