Photo: Esther Havens
This is the first ever photo I saw taken by Humanitarian Photographer Esther Havens. My friend posted this particular picture via her Twitter and I wad drawn in...and then intrigued to find out more. Esther's is a prime example of someone who is using her creative skill as a means to help and encourage social justice. Her talent is evident in her work, which has taken her across the globe. Partnering with Non-Profits and providing the visual imagery for Campaigns she has provided a Face, a soul...the person behind the many struggles and plights we hear about all the time. As we are continually exposed to so much media relating to these causes we can get desensitized and forget that the people we see, are real. Her pictures not only depict the social and cultural environment in which she is shooting, but captures the character and personality of the people, whether it being deep sorrow behind the eyes or a cheeky smile.
Her website is pretty amazing, it stores so many images of her trips that her career has spanned. Have a look yourself at:
That pretty sums her up nicely, but seriously, check out her work. It will no doubt leave you inspired and stirred, as it has me. As usual, here are some picks of her pictures that I personally liked. Enjoy. (All images taken from: estherhavens.com)