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Phil Borges Interview [at FiftyCrows]

Posted on November 17, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

Phil Borges

For more than twenty years, Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world.

Through his exhibits and award-winning books, Phil attempts to create a relationship between the audience and his subjects.

In his own words — “I want the viewer to see these people as individuals, to know their names and a bit of their history, not just to view them as an anonymous part of some remote ethnic or tribal group.”

We are going to speak with Phil today about Women Empowered, his current project with CARE USA. This project, both a book and traveling exhibit, introduces some of the extraordinary women in developing nations who are breaking through gender barriers and conventions in order to enhance their well being and the well being of their communities.

For more information about Phil’s work please visit his website at http://www.philborges.com

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FiftyCrows [Phil Borges part I]

Posted on November 17, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

FiftyCrows logoImages inspire people to act. Examples of socially rousing photography permeate our history: Vietnam, Rwanda, 9-11’s Ground Zero. Unfortunately, mainstream media narratives often work to envelop public perspective on these seminal issues by presenting limited viewpoints and images. Due to the fact that the focus of these media corporations is on creating profits rather than social justice, the many answers that we demand as conscious global citizens become conditional.FiftyCrows Foundation eschews these media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action. Founded in October of 2001, FiftyCrows couples visual stories from world-class documentary photographers with action and media campaigns in order to affect change. We leverage our gallery, website, television and various programs and partnerships to unite communities to work together in confronting current social, political, and environmental challenges around the globe.Click to Play Episode

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