Matt Brandon of The Digital Trekker once asked me during an interview if I ever did any humanitarian photographic work in my own backyard, Atlanta. I was stumped. I have traveled days to get to a remote village in many of the 60+ countries I have photographed in. But I have never had an assignment with a local organization that helps the hurting living under bridges just 45 minutes from my comfortable rural home.
That changed this weekend as I was asked to photograph for The Do Good Experience, billed as a conference to inspire and equip students to serve daily through acts of love and service to at-risk communities. Hundreds of students fanned out across the metro area to serve with local non-profits.
One of these non-profits is 7 Bridges to Recovery, a faith-based group that goes out in the streets and under the bridges of downtown Atlanta every week, regardless of weather.
I am looking forward to linking up with other non-profits in my own backyard…not too many frequent flyer reward points…but rewarding none the less.
All Photographs copyright Gary S. Chapman
(Nikon D3s, 24mm f1.4, 1/1000 sec, f1.4, ISO200)
(Nikon D3s, 24mm f1.4, 1/400 sec, f2, ISO800)
(Nikon D3s, 70-200 f2.8 @120mm, 1/160 sec, f2.8, ISO800)
(Nikon D3s, 24mm f1.4, 1/250 sec, f5.0, ISO200)
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