Empowering Congolese Women

Last time I was in the DRC, I was working on assignment for @womenforwomen. As we begin this new @kitoko_oyo” project, I am excited to share some of my previous stories of the hope and beauty coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Tumaini, a single mother, was struggling to feed and clothe her…

Artisan Baker in the DRC

There is something irresistible about the aroma of freshly baked bread and the crunch of the crust as you tear into the warm sort bread inside. In one village I visited in the DRC, it was a 45 minute walk to get to the nearest bakery to buy bread each day. For a women like…

Kitoko Oyo!

I’m so excited to introduce you to a new project I am working on – “Kitoko Oyo”. @kitoko_oyo is a callobration with @pappyoriomedia & @focuscongo where we are gathering and sharing stories of the beauty of the Congo and the Congolese people. We have been developing this idea for quite a while. It is born…

Smile!

KEEP ON SMILING! We have a whole bunch of goodbyes today. To you all who have spent the last 8 weeks with us here in Ternopil, thanks add keep on smiling! It’s been wonderful having you all here and you will be missed. I’m looking forward to seeing what is next in all of your…

Making a Photograph with a Narrative.

As a visual storyteller, I desire the photographs that I make to have a narrative and a purpose. As much as beauty is in an amazing image, even more so for me it’s in the person and narrative behind the photo. There is something almost unquantifiable that takes a photo from being a portrait of…

Working with Uncommon Way!

#Repost @uncommonway • • • • • There are so many things in this world that need changing, and for many of us, we desire to be a part of that change. But sometimes we can feel small or insignificant, like our contribution doesn’t really matter much. Except it does. Change always starts with just…

Sunrise at Petrel Cove

Early in the morning at Petrel Cove in Victor Harbor, Australia. . . . . . . . . . . #humanitarianphotography #southaustraliapictures #quietthechaos #landscapelovers #southaustralia #world_photography_hub #YourShotPhotographer #photo_pond #landscapephotography #victorharbor #travelphotography #oph #landscapeart #photojournalism #landscape #everydayeverywhere #travel #southaustraliantourism #visualstoryteller #world_photography_page #southaustralianbeaches #landscapelover #southaustralianphotography #petrelcovebeach #southaustralia_pics #world_photo #victorharborholiday #ryancarterimages #documentaryphotographer #petrelcove

Beautiful Families

Family is beautiful! Strong families are among the most effective ways of lifting people out of and keeping them safe from poverty, violence, abuse, and crime. I find something so beautiful in this image I captured in a village outside of Bukavu in the DR Congo. I love the way it portrays the family, the…

Colours of the Congo

Loving these colours from the roads of the Democratic Republic of Congo! What an amazing place! .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #travelphotography #bukavu #humanitarianaffairs #drcongo #congolese #drc #focuscongo #ngophotographer #voiceofcongo #centralafrica #ryancarterimages #nikon #everydayeverywhere #quietthechaos #congo #documentaryphotographer #humanitarianphotographer #FocusCongo #humanitarianphotography #onassignment #photojournalism #democraticrepublicofcongo #visualstoryteller #travel #thecongo #humanitarianheroes #africa⁣ @focuscongo @pappyoriomedia

Networking in the DRC

Can you find me? 😁 During my last trip to the DR Congo, @pappyorion and I had the opportunity to meet and talk with this amazing group of people. It was humbling to be surrounded by these guys that spend their lives telling the stories of the Congo. It’s not an easy place to be…