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Intro


We know you work hard to change the world.

Let us bring your passion into focus.

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Intro


We know you work hard to change the world.

Let us bring your passion into focus.

FocalChange is bringing together humanitarian and development organizations, as well as talented visual storytellers to create positive social change through effective visual communication.

Our experience in the arenas of international development, humanitarian aid efforts, and visual storytelling allows us to connect professionals from both spheres who share a common vision for a better world.

We help to develop and implement visual communication strategies, we manage productions, and we build capacity within organizations to make your visual communication efforts more sustainable.

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Morocco with Zack


The Yellow Bus Project in Morocco

In March 2015 we headed to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco with renowned photographer Zack Arias. We worked with Ouarzazate’s Center for Development to enhance a school bus transport system in the region. Zack and his camera winded through the mountains to explore the unpaved gravel paths leading to the local secondary school. Many of the school’s potential students live miles away and aren’t able to attend due to an easily surmountable reason: lack of transportation. We met with these very youth and the community members and governmental leaders who have mobilized to make education physically accessible to primary school graduates.

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Morocco with Zack


The Yellow Bus Project in Morocco

In March 2015 we headed to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco with renowned photographer Zack Arias. We worked with Ouarzazate’s Center for Development to enhance a school bus transport system in the region. Zack and his camera winded through the mountains to explore the unpaved gravel paths leading to the local secondary school. Many of the school’s potential students live miles away and aren’t able to attend due to an easily surmountable reason: lack of transportation. We met with these very youth and the community members and governmental leaders who have mobilized to make education physically accessible to primary school graduates.

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2015 Photographer


2015 FocalChange Photographer Zack Arias

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2015 Photographer


2015 FocalChange Photographer Zack Arias

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Zack Arias is one of the top 10 commercial photographers in the United States. He has photographed for brands such as The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, and Panasonic; publications such as TIME, Harvard Business Review, and SPIN; and record labels such as Atlantic Records, Sony Music, and BMI. Zack is in Morocco with FocalChange this month to create imagery for our good friends in Morocco's Center for Development who are working to establish sustainable school bus system in the area. 

Zack's honesty in the photography industry over time has awarded him a valued opinion and he has a social media following to prove it.  In fact, he has crashed the sites of companies with a simple thumbs up of a product. 

In addition to being a noteworthy visual storyteller and trustworthy voice in the industry, Zack is a downright generous soul. You can often find him making strangers he meets on streets of the world feel at ease at the sight of his camera and guiding young visual storytellers of all backgrounds in all stages of their paths, all the while creating meaningful connections with all humans who come his way.

We are deeply grateful to have Zack on board and are very much looking forward to bringing accessible education to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco with him!

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2015 Partner


2015 FocalChange Partner FujiFilm M.E.

 

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2015 Partner


2015 FocalChange Partner FujiFilm M.E.

 

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FocalChange is proud to work with this well-rounded company that is not only working to advance photography, but also invests in education. We are grateful that their support of Zack’s work for a number of years has enabled him to help us make education accessible to all children in the Ouarzazate region of Morocco.

FujiFilm M.E.'s innovative products are perfect for traveling since they are small and light, which is exactly why Zack is taking them on yet another trip of his. And we’re happy - psyched, in fact! - that this trip is with us.

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Lesotho with David


The Shepherd Project in LesothoFor our next trip we're teaming up with world and humanitarian photographer David duChemin to support projects that support young shepherds in Lesotho, bringing them education and visibility. In January 2016, David will travel with us to Lesotho* to explore the land and get to know the local shepherds. We will work with our partners in the area to improve the shepherds' access to education and increase awareness about their difficult lives in the mountains.

Lesotho with David


The Shepherd Project in LesothoFor our next trip we're teaming up with world and humanitarian photographer David duChemin to support projects that support young shepherds in Lesotho, bringing them education and visibility. In January 2016, David will travel with us to Lesotho* to explore the land and get to know the local shepherds. We will work with our partners in the area to improve the shepherds' access to education and increase awareness about their difficult lives in the mountains.

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2016 Photographer


 

2016FocalChange Photographer David duChemin

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2016 Photographer


 

2016FocalChange Photographer David duChemin

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David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, publisher, and international workshop leader. Based out of Victoria, Canada, his mostly-nomadic life is full of adventure and creating compelling photographs on all 7 continents.

When on assignment David creates powerful images that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable and oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world.

David's fire to create and share has taken him through winters in Russia and Mongolia, a summer on the Amazon, spending time among nomads in the Indian Himalayan and remote Northern Kenya. He's done assignment work in Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Bangladesh, among others, and pursued personal work in places like Iceland, Antarctica, Tunisia, Cuba, Vietnam, Kenya, and Italy.

In January 2016 David will travel with FocalChange to Lesotho* to create imagery for a project that seeks to increase young shepherds' access to education and increases awareness about the difficulties they face while working on the land that provides their livelihood.

There's a special place in our hearts for David, whose expertise and encouragement are very much responsible for the birth of FocalChange. We can't wait to share our Lesotho adventure with him - and with you!

*Due to an unfortunate injury, David duChemin was unable to accompany FocalChange to Lesotho in January 2016. We remain committed to our beneficiaries and the community, and are now exploring alternative to provide them with the resources they need to achieve their goals. We will post updates as soon as they become available. Please stay tuned!

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Where We Are


Curious Where We Are At The Moment?

Where We Are

Where We Are


Curious Where We Are At The Moment?

Where We Are

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Pitch In


We're all in this together. We just have different roles. We work really, really hard to connect top visual storytellers with amazing nonprofits. The visual storytellers work really, really hard to capture captivating images that tell the nonprofits' stories and the nonprofits work really, really hard to run projects that bring about positive change to this world we live in. Then it's up to caring and responsible individuals such as yourselves (who also work really, really hard!) to pitch in and make our efforts become reality. 

Pitch In

Pitch In


We're all in this together. We just have different roles. We work really, really hard to connect top visual storytellers with amazing nonprofits. The visual storytellers work really, really hard to capture captivating images that tell the nonprofits' stories and the nonprofits work really, really hard to run projects that bring about positive change to this world we live in. Then it's up to caring and responsible individuals such as yourselves (who also work really, really hard!) to pitch in and make our efforts become reality. 

Pitch In