Guatemala: Is it enough?

Sisters in Guatemala

Is it enough to go to a foreign country and take cool photos to bring back to our western culture, a kind of photojournalistic voyeurism? For me it isn’t. I want Christians to see my photos and feel such Godly compassion and love for the people in them that they will be moved to action.

Alone, we may or may not change entire nations. But, we can each affect those we learn of or come in contact with. My photography is worthless unless it causes us to act.

┬ęCopyright Gary S. Chapman 2007

Guatemalan children (85mm lens, 1/60 sec, f4, ISO400)

6 thoughts

  1. amazing picture gary! and totally right with what you said. you have really challenged me in your last two posts. they are very important issues, and its so easy to get sidetracked from the real focus. thanks!

  2. Thanks so much for this reminder concerning the greater calling behind the images we make. Gorgeous photograph! As you know, I have a heart for Guatemala and this image speaks volumes to me.

    Al Argueta
    Author, Moon Handbooks Guatemala

  3. Gary, what an awesome picture and an even greater blog to go with it. As you know Guatemala is our heart. We pray daily for that nation and the people there. As I look into the eyes of our two Guatemalan girls, I know that God has a special plan for this nation and that He wants us to reach out to them and show them the love of Christ. Thanks again for making us so aware of the world around us and the needs there.

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