Photomigos was born in July 2015 in the hills of Dharamshala, India. It was the label I gave to an initiative where I wanted to give printed portraits to individuals who might not have the privilege of seeing a printed photo of themselves.
Over time, my travels also taught me to appreciate what I had and that living a life of privilege in a western, developed country was only a matter of sheer luck. I felt the need to contribute any skill, any excesses to the betterment of those who weren’t quite as lucky.
My aim with Photomigos is to be able to contribute towards the building of a secondary school at ‘Butterfly Space’, a community based lodging in the village of Nkhata Bay, Malawi. I volunteered for 3 months in late 2015 at Butterfly Space where I had the opportunity to work with the children from the village teaching them portrait and documentary style photography, blogging and short film making.
Butterfly space run a primary school and are seeking $20,000 in donations to help build a secondary school. I will be allocating part of the revenue from the photowalks and lessons to the building of the school.