We were fortunate enough to be able to help these two children. One was born with a cleft lip, and the other with club feet.
My goal is to help those in need. I can’t do it myself, but I’m able to assist the organizations that are actually helping them. I can assist with photographs that create a sense of purpose and cohesiveness, raise credibility, and share accomplishments and successes with donors. My photographs focus on the feelings of people who are in need creating emotional empathy and making it harder not to help them.
In the past, I helped those less fortunate by moving to a small village in the Lao PDR, building a school building, selecting and supporting scholarship students, helping patients access medical care locally, nationally, internationally, and sometimes attending funeral ceremonies of people whom I could not help. I continue to help and support this community.
Of course, I hope my photographs will raise worldwide social conscience, lead to international cooperation necessary to reduce existing inequities, and produce a global humanitarian response to meet the needs of those people less fortunate. In actuality, I am pleased if my pictures can just make one person’s life a little easier. It’s helping individuals that’s the most fulfilling and rewarding.
If I believe in your organization and cause, I would be willing to share your goals, working alongside you, documenting the experiences of your staff and the people they are helping.
Bryan and his wife Leila Srour, a pediatrician have been living in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) from 2002 to 2013. Now they constantly on the road with no home base.
Clients & publications
Humanitarian Photography clients and publications have included Amade Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, American Lung Association, BD Medical - Pharmaceutical Systems, Big Brother Mouse, British Medical Journal, Bwalo Street Children project Malawi, Care Australia, Chiedza Center Zimbabwe, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Columbia Union College Maryland, Direct Relief International, Facing Africa, Handihams, Health Frontiers, Health in Harmony, Health Volunteers Overseas, HitchingsPharma - A division of GlaxoSmithKline, Interplast Australia, Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC), Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, SEE International, Silkworm Press, Society of Adolescent Health in Uganda, South East Asian Mountain Peoples' for Culture and Development, Special Olympics, The Humanity Initiative, The Lake Clinic Cambodia, Tumaini Street Children Project Kenya, University Hospital Health System
Press & Awards
PDN World in Focus Ultimate Travel Photography Competition SELECT WINNER 2015. Information on my blog page.
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health Best Photo 2015 Information on my blog page.
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) gave recognition to the humanitarian photography work that we are doing in the Lao PDR. They published a story titled "Bryan Watt" in their March 2005 issue of News Photographer Magazine. http://www.bryanwatt.com/nppa We hope the article continues to motivate and inspire readers to help the less fortunate in their communities. www.nppa.org
The Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) did a story titled "Making an Impact with Photography" about our efforts in Laos. It appeared in their Photo Imaging Newsletter Issue 1 March 2011. It may be downloaded from their website: http://www.pmai.org/piea/
Former President Bill Clinton recognized our volunteer activities in the Lao PDR. The US Ambassador to Laos and members of the Lao Parliament have honored us with their visits.