Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer: Blog https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog en-us (C) Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Sun, 28 Feb 2021 01:33:00 GMT Sun, 28 Feb 2021 01:33:00 GMT https://www.bryanwatt.com/img/s/v-12/u605892301-o298629967-50.jpg Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer: Blog https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog 120 90 Photograph used in Popular Science Magazine to feature conservation-minded health-care model https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2021/2/Conservation-minded_health-care_model Popular Science MagazineLife on the Line

I am honored that Bonnier Publishing, Popular Science Magazine Winter 2020 edition, used my photograph as a full-bleed double-page spread to open their story about a conservation-minded health care model that could stop the next pandemic before it starts. The children are tending fishing nets in a stream with rice fields behind them. In the distance, the mountain rainforest trees are home to orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and slow lorises. We saw many orangutans and one proboscis monkey. The slow loris was in a cardboard box for sale in the market. We are pleased to help this organization, Health in Harmony, to document its work.
 

https://healthinharmony.org

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Sony Alpha Humanitarian Photographer Making a Difference https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2021/2/sony-alpha-humanitarian-photographer-making-a-difference Wuqu' KawoqWuqu' KawoqMaya Heatlh Alliance, Wuqu‘ Kawoq in Guatemala . Marta Julia Quiná, Researcher, for the Maya Health Alliance, Wuqu‘ Kawoq, visits patients in their homes as part of a one-on-one in-home education program as part of the "self care" diabetes program. Tecpán Chimaltenango province on April 11, 2019 Photo: Bryan Watt for Photographers Without Borders/Bryan Watt

I am honored to be featured by Sony Alpha as one of 11 humanitarian photographers making a difference in the world.

https://alphauniverse-latin.com/notas/11-fotografos-humanitarios-que-hacen-la-diferencia-en-el-mundo?fbclid=IwAR1tpkxpF-03cq9Za40FgAl2H9vGbmwWrlo9-LroGLl1-jVEiY_-IpbjCmc

Bryan Watt
Este fotógrafo humanitario graduado con honores en el instituto de fotografía Brooks ha dedicado su vida de los últimos 16 años a ayudar a los demás. Su manera de hacerlo ha sido a través de la fotografía asistiendo a las organizaciones que ayudan a las personas. Bryan Watt vivió por más de una década con su esposa en un pequeño pueblo de Laos donde se involucró con la construcción de una escuela, ayudando a pacientes a tener acceso médico, además de facilitar a algunos estudiantes a obtener becas para sus estudios. A través de sus fotos, Watt busca elevar la conciencia sobre los más necesitados para reducir las injusticias. Para este fotógrafo “si alguna de sus fotos puede hacer la diferencia en la vida de alguien, ya es una recompensa para mí”. Entre sus clientes y publicaciones se encuentra la Academia Americana de Pediatría, la Asociación Americana del Pulmón, La Asociación Americana de Antropología, la Alianza Cristiana de Huérfanos, Care Australia, El Centro Chiedza de Zimbawe, Facing Africa, entre muchos otros. En esta publicación la Asociación por la educación fotográfica (PIEA) menciona el poder de la fotografía y habla del trabajo de este fotógrafo en LAOS. En 2002, Bryan Watt fue seleccionado como uno de los más talentosos fotoperiodistas y fue invitado a contribuir con Vision Sacred, un sitio que utiliza la fotografía y el tema de lo sagrado para recaudar fondos para los sin techo y familias que dependen de la Olla comunitaria capuchina en Detroit, en la casa Jefferson, un centro de recuperación para adictos.

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) alpha alpha universe Bryan Watt fotógrafo humanitario Humanitarian Photographer making a difference Sony Sony Alpha universe https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2021/2/sony-alpha-humanitarian-photographer-making-a-difference Sat, 13 Feb 2021 19:31:19 GMT
International Humanitarian Summit Artist Showcase https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2021/2/international-humanitarian-summit-artist-showcase

 

I am proud and honored to have my humanitarian photographs featured in the Art and photography showcase of the International Humanitarian Summit. They selected and invited only a handful of photographers from around the world to exhibit their masterpieces focusing on humanitarian principles.

The International Humanitarian Summit is a powerful platform for knowledge sharing and in-depth analysis of humanitarian issues that abound in society today in order to raise awareness on humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence.

A group of leaders came together to tackle an important and influential issue in our world today on How Human Values Positively Affect Societies and How it Paves the Way to Increase Morals and Integrity and eliminate racism and discrimination. Hadley Gamble, CNBC News Anchor, CNBC Middle East moderated this session. Panel members included:

H.E. Afra Mohamed Al Saabri, General Director Ministry of Tolerance & Coexistence, UAE
Dr. Mariwan Baker, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman, Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation
Suhail Ghazi Algosaibi, Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue, Kingdom of Bahrain
Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary-General, Religions for Peace
Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, Interim General Secretary, World Council of Churches

https://www.internationalhumanitariansummit.com

 

International Human Fraternity Virtual Summit

 

 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bryan Watt exhibitor humanitarian photographer International Humanitarian Summit https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2021/2/international-humanitarian-summit-artist-showcase Fri, 12 Feb 2021 18:32:26 GMT
Work featured in Photographers Without Borders PWB Magazine https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2020/6/work-featured-in-photographers-without-borders-pwb-magazine 8-page story about the Maya Health Alliance, Wuqu‘ Kawoq8-page story about the Maya Health Alliance, Wuqu‘ Kawoq

I’m pleased to announce that the latest issue #14 of Photographers Without Borders PWB magazine features my work! I’m humbled and honored to share the 8-page story about the Maya Health Alliance, Wuqu‘ Kawoq NGO serving the Guatemalan Indigenous community.

Print copies of issue #14 are available for pre-order here.
www.photographerswithoutborders.org/shop

Wuqu‘ Kawoq, Maya Health Alliance
www.wuqukawoq.org

#MayaHealth #WuquKawoq #Guatemala #globalhealth #ngo #nonprofit #QuedateEnCasa @photographerswithoutborders  #PhotographersWithoutBorders

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bryan Watt Guatemala Mayahealthalliance NGO Photographers Without Borders PWB WukuKawoq https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2020/6/work-featured-in-photographers-without-borders-pwb-magazine Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:01:10 GMT
Return to the Lao PDR https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2020/4/return-to-the-lao-pdr Humanitarian work directly helping people, provides me with a purpose, meaning, fulfillment, and life satisfaction. Photographing humanitarian work provides me with learning opportunities but doesn't justify the title of Humanitarian Photographer.

Here is a pdf file summarizing our most recent visit to Lao

Lao Update 2020

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bryan humanitarian humanitarian photographer Lao Laos PDR photographer scholarship student Watt https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2020/4/return-to-the-lao-pdr Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:40:37 GMT
The Anim of the Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery Fine Art Photography Book https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/8/the-anim-of-the-thangthong-dewachen-nunnery-fine-art-photography-book

Thimphu, Bhutan, August 2019] Upon a Himalayan hillside overlooking the city of Thimphu in the Kingdom of Bhutan, there exists a Buddhist Nunnery where a small group of nuns endures. The Anim pray for the benefit of all sentient beings and serve the pilgrims who come to pray with them. The Anim of the Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery fine art photography book has just been released to raise funds for the Nunnery.

The Anim invited Bryan Watt, Humanitarian Photographer, to accompany them inside their temple as they perform archaic rituals, analyze scripture, and learn Buddhist philosophy. I was encouraged to join the Anim in the rituals of Saga Dawa, the most auspicious day of the year. It is the day Lord Buddha was conceived, born, defeated evil, gained enlightenment, and attained Nirvana. The concluding day of the event culminates in the unfurling and raising of the Guru Thangtong Gyalpo’s Thongdrel. An immense and gorgeous tapestry that bestows blessings to those who merely view it. Pilgrims travel for many days to join the Anim in prayer and witness the Thongdrel.

As days pass and rituals progress, Bryan transforms from a photographer to a participant with a camera. In this book, each page depicts the Anim’s purpose, dedication, and devotion to serving others. Bryan honors the Anim for their kindness and generosity by presenting them with this book. May all the prayers contained in this book influence you to bestow benefits and help upon others.

Thank you to graphic artist and graphic designer Sabine Meyers for all her help, inspiration, and dedication to producing a beautiful design of this book.  sabinemyers.com

Hardcover editions are available for sale at the Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery located in Zilukha above Thimphu. The book is available for purchase from Amazon  as a hardcover or Kindle edition.

https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Watt/e/B088W15FH9

Thank you

National Library & Archives of Bhutan

[Thimphu, Bhutan, October 2019] The Anim of the Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery book was cataloged into the National Library & Archives of Bhutan, Department of Culture. This library is the principal scriptural repository and research facility dedicated to preserving the literary, cultural, and religious heritage of Bhutan. Their scripture and document collection is a national treasure. Dr. Yonten Dargye, Director of the National Library, Chief Research Officer, and author, graciously accepted the book. He considers it to be of national interest, importance, and worthy of inclusion. Dr. Yonten stated it was the first book in the library featuring the nuns of Bhutan.

I am extremely honored that my photographic documentation of the Anim of the Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery in Bhutan is considered to be culturally significant and of national interest and significance. As part of the library collection, it will become a part of Bhutan's documentary heritage. I believe this work embodies and expresses my gratitude and appreciation to Rinpoche and the Anim for their kindness and generosity for sharing their world with me and allowing me to record their daily lives and rituals. Thank you, Dr. Yonten Dargye, and Mr. Yeshey Lhendup.

www.library.gov.bt

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) anim Bhutan book Buddha Buddhism Buddhist dewachen Library monastery National nun nunnery pilgrimage pilgrims sagadawa temple thangthong thimphu https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/8/the-anim-of-the-thangthong-dewachen-nunnery-fine-art-photography-book Mon, 26 Aug 2019 07:19:52 GMT
Maya Health Alliance March 2019 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/8/maya-health-alliance
2019-03 Maya Health Alliance 

Documenting the Maya Health Alliance on assignment in Guatemala with Photographers Without Borders

I accepted an assignment with Photographers Without Borders www.photographerswithoutborders.org to provide the Maya Health Alliance, known in Guatemala as Wuku’ Kawoq www.wuqukawoq.org with photographs for their website, social media, reports, fundraising, and training. We photographed on location in Guatemala for two weeks during March 2019, documenting various projects in many areas. I was most moved by home visits to special needs families.

All photographs © Bryan Watt for Photographers Without Borders 2019

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Alliance Borders care cerebral cp development disability disabled doctor family Guatemala Health home Kawoq love Maya MDG needs NGO palsy Photographers physician poverty special Without Wuqu' https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/8/maya-health-alliance Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:18:04 GMT
Tonlé Sap Lake December 2018 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/2/tonle-sap-lake-december-2018 Tonlé Sap Lake CambodiaFamily members clean fish and socialize We ended last year by completing an assignment on Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia. This year the fishery is performing well. They tell us that it is due to increased water levels in the lake due to the dam failure upstream on the Mekong River. Here is a group of fishers cleaning fish while sitting in a floating home on the lake. There are photographs featured on the website homepage slideshow.
 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) cambodia fish fisher lake tonlé sap https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2019/2/tonle-sap-lake-december-2018 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 03:27:32 GMT
Tibet https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/9/tibet We were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to experience Tibet. I was most astounded by the religious devoutness of the community, the architectural appeal, the natural landscape, but most of all by the beauty of the people. I would love to share my impressions of Tibet with you through a slideshow video.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bryan Watt Buddhism Humanitarian Photographer Tibet https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/9/tibet Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:00:06 GMT
Tonle Sap Lake 2017-12 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/9/tonle-sap-lake-2017-12 The photographs included in the home page slideshow are from a single short visit in December 2017 to Tonle Sap Lake with The Lake Clinic lakeclinic.org.  Over 300 photos from this assignment have been delivered to the clients and a 3 1/2 minute short slideshow video has been produced.

This visit highlighted "The Floating Garden" project sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its goal is to teach families living full time on the water to build gardens and grow vegetables to improve the nutrition of their children. Patients learn about nutrition and nutritious foods during their visits to the clinics.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) AAP American Academy of Pediatrics Cambodia Floating Garden Floating Garden Project The Lake Clinic Tonle Sap https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/9/tonle-sap-lake-2017-12 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 08:14:40 GMT
Alaska Vacation 2018 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/7/alaska-vacation-2018 Here are a few vacation photographs from our Alaska vacation in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) 2018 Alaska Cold Bay dock Eagle" Ferry ice island Kennecott Kennicott kodiak mine nirvana sea lion Tustumena" Unalaska https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/7/alaska-vacation-2018 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:17:00 GMT
Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Tansen Nepal https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/5/lumbini-medical-college-and-teaching-hospital-tansen-nepal 2018-04

I photographed the Lumbini Medical College and Hospital located in Western Nepal near Tansen to convey a  sense of the location, hospital, facilities, and staff. Several hundred photographs from this assignment have been uploaded to the password protected client area of this webpage for their use in recruitment, fundraising, website, and other media. Here are a few photographs from inside the hospital.

I believe that helping this medical school and teaching hospital, is to assist in the development of the medical system and bring long-term benefits to families living in Nepal.

The community surrounding the hospital.

 

 

 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) baby college ct hospital lab lumbini medical patient radiologist students suturing teacher teaching ultrasound https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2018/5/lumbini-medical-college-and-teaching-hospital-tansen-nepal Sat, 19 May 2018 14:50:59 GMT
Mountain Hazelnuts Bhutan https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/12/mountain-hazelnuts-bhutan Mountain Hazelnuts provided me with the opportunity to document their operations in Bhutan. They aim to become the largest hazelnut producer by providing local farmers with raw materials and excellent monitoring and support and compensating them very fairly. I was impressed with their employees' dedication to success and to helping the farmers and their families www.mountainhazelnuts.com

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) bhutan hazelnuts mountain https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/12/mountain-hazelnuts-bhutan Sun, 24 Dec 2017 04:28:26 GMT
Friends Without a Border 2016 Annual Report https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/friends-without-a-border-annual-report-2016

Friends Without a Border (FWAB) just published their 2016 Annual Report. My photos appear on the cover and pages 14, 15, and 20.

Download the report here or from the Friends Without a Border website: fwab.org/annualreport/

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) angkor hospital for children annual report cambodia friends without a border lao lao friends hospital for children laos the lake clinic tonle sap https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/friends-without-a-border-annual-report-2016 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:51:49 GMT
Alumni Association of Brooks Institute https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/alumni-association-of-brooks-institute Summer Alumni Newsletter Faculty Profile Bryan Watt

I am honored for the opportunity to have my work highlighted in the faculty profile feature of the Alumni Association of Brooks Institute Summer Newsletter of 2017.

Here are the excerpted pages from the newsletter: www.bryanwatt.com/brooks_institute_faculty_profile_bryan_watt.pdf

Or here is a link to download the complete newsletter directly from the Alumni Association of Brooks Institute website:

Volume 2 (2017) – Issue 4 (www.brooksinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/AABI_SummerNews_2017.pdf)

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) alumni brooks brooks institute bryan watt faculty newsletter profile https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/alumni-association-of-brooks-institute Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:55:24 GMT
President Bill Clinton https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/president-bill-clinton President Clinton Letter of Commendation

It has been 12 years since President Clinton has honored us by sending a letter commending our efforts helping people in the Lao PDR and for making this world a better place. We hope that our continued efforts continue to merit his commendation and inspire others to contribute to making this world a better place. 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) clinton commendation lao laos letter president https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/7/president-bill-clinton Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:21:08 GMT
Christian Alliance for Orphans https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/5/christian-alliance-for-orphans

Three very happy children in Vientiane, Lao PDR

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Christian Alliance Lao PDR Vientiane amputee children conference disabled happy orphans poster https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/5/christian-alliance-for-orphans Thu, 11 May 2017 10:47:40 GMT
BD Pharmaceutical https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/5/bd-pharmaceutical BD Pharmaceutical selects my photo from the Lao PDRBD Pharmaceutical selects my photo from the Lao PDR

A father's hard working hands softly support his baby. This photograph is from a village I visited in Northern Lao PDR. © Bryan Watt

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) BD Lao Laos PDR Pharmaceutical https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/5/bd-pharmaceutical Sat, 06 May 2017 11:51:07 GMT
People of the Haa Valley in Bhutan https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/3/people-of-the-haa-valley-in-bhutan

 

 

Here are a few of the people who live in the beautiful Haa Valley.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bhutan Buddhist Haa Valley Horn Monk Temple Yarn archery darts people https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/3/people-of-the-haa-valley-in-bhutan Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:33:56 GMT
Selected as 1 of 9 Must See Humanitarian Photographers https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/3/selected-as-1-of-9-must-see-humanitarian-photographers An involved toddler studies his growth chartToddler sitting next to scale examines growth chartAn involved toddler studies his growth chart I am honored to be included in the Raptim Humanitarian Travel list of 9 Must See Humanitarian Photographers

9-Must-See-Humanitarian-Photographers

Humanitarian photographers

Humanitarian photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration. A way of showing us what happens at locations we haven’t visited ourselves. Their images are proof that photography matters, especially regarding humanitarian work. Listed below are nine inspiring humanitarian photographers that took us on a journey by providing powerful and emotional humanitarian photographs. Their images are often placed in global media, but you can also simply take a look at their website for a portfolio.

Read more about Raptim here: https://www.devex.com/news/a-travel-company-serving-those-who-serve-the-world-70597

Raptim itself is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1949 in the postwar period in Europe where there was a need for such international initiatives. Today, Raptim has offices around the world. The head office is located in Holland where it all began.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Humanitarian emotional global media inspiring photographer photographs powerful https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/3/selected-as-1-of-9-must-see-humanitarian-photographers Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:05:06 GMT
A Few Favorites from Nepal and Bhutan 2016 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/1/a-few-favorites-from-2016

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Nepal Tibet https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/1/a-few-favorites-from-2016 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:43:10 GMT
The Lake Clinic - Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/1/the-lake-clinic

We had the priviledge of documenting the activities of the The Lake Clinic in December 2016. The thing that is most impressive about this NGO is the team. Everyone assumes equal responsibility to ensure that the necessary tasks are completed. The team is very compassionate and find ways to help families in need. They are very dedicated to the communities they serve. We encourage you to help support their good work.

The Lake Clinic is a project dedicated to bringing basic healthcare, as well as disease surveillance and proper medical referrals to a severely isolated and underserved region of Cambodia -- the Tonle Sap. The primary focus of TLC is to provide these isolated villagers with competent and consistent health care comparable to what can be found in a well managed health center. The Lake Clinic seeks to mitigate the detrimental impact of preventable illnesses through early diagnosis of disease; treatment on an out-patient basis; referral to a hospital (and assistance in transportation to the hospital) when necessary as well as health education. For up to date information about TLC and their activities you can also visit and “Like”, The Lake Clinic Cambodia, on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Cambodia NGO Siem Reap TLC The Lake Clinic Tonle Sap clinic floating floating village health village https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2017/1/the-lake-clinic Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:56:38 GMT
More Than a Horse Whisperer https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/horse-whisperer

In October 2016 we witnessed Joe Cunningham at Bay Breeze Farm on Vashon Island Washington teach his students to groom, saddle, and ride horses. He instructs his students how to be sensitive to their horses in order to develop mutual trusting relationships. Handling and communicating with these large animals boosts his students self-esteem and confidence. Joe teaches much more than horse riding. He teaches his students how to succeed. 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bay Breeze Farm Joe Cunningham Vashon Island horse riding stable https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/horse-whisperer Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:58:46 GMT
Floating Garden Project on Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/floating-garden-project-on-tonle-sap-lake-in-cambodia  

Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia, In December 2016, we documented the floating garden project sponsored by ICATCH through the Americal Academy of Pediatrics and managed by The Lake Clinic. Many children living in floating fishing villages are malnourished and stunted. The villages are nomadic and move to where fish can be found. They have no land. This project teaches families how to build floating gardens and provides them with supplies for their construction. The vegetables grown in these gardens should help improve the nutritional status of the children.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Cambodia Floating Garden Lake The Lake Clinic Tonle Sap garden nutrition vegetable https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/floating-garden-project-on-tonle-sap-lake-in-cambodia Thu, 29 Dec 2016 05:32:13 GMT
We were robbed but didn't loose our data https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/we-were-robbed-but-didnt-loose-our-data BackblazeBackblaze

A couple of years ago we were robbed on a crowded bus in Uganda. All that was taken was a computer and an Amazon Kindle ebook reader. Fortunately, we use online backup software. That evening we continued to work on the files that we had worked on that morning. All we needed to do was to download them from the online backup software website and continue to work on them. Loosing these files would have meant loosing several days work, and having to do the work second time would not have produced as good results. We backup on external disks, but not every day.

We have used several online backup vendors in the past and are now using Backblaze. Their software works well on Mac and Windows. The only caveat is that it takes a few hours to find new files unless you have it rescan the computer for new files. It only takes a couple of minutes to scan over 3TB of data so it's easy. This scan command is not on their menus, but available from their website. On the Mac click on the "Restore Options" menu while pressing the "Options" key.

The software works well on terrible internet connections and is able to slowly back up large files a portion at a time. Earlier this year we stayed at a hotel in China with 60 mbps upload speed so Backblaze took advange of this and transfered hundreds of gigabytes over a few days.

I also set up the computer at the Health Frontiers NGO office in Vientiane Laos with Backblaze. It works in the background without any intervention by the office staff.

Backblaze just sent me an offer "Invite a friend to Backblaze. They get a month free. When they buy, you get a month free"  Here is the link: https://secure.backblaze.com/r/01lwsl  So if you buy, Health Frontiers will get one month free. They are a non-profit helping to train pediatricians so it's a good thing. Backblaze just sent me this link and it prompted me to share my experiences with you and most importantly save you from loosing your work.

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Backblaze https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/we-were-robbed-but-didnt-loose-our-data Sat, 24 Dec 2016 06:22:18 GMT
Chiedza Children's Center in Zimbabwe https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/Chiedza Ms. Olina from the Chiedza Children's Center connected with me on Facebook last week. We visited her project located in Harare, Zimbabwe. Every child has at least one parent dead from HIV/AIDS. Their staff is very dedicated to providing all they are able to these children. Their main focus is to get these children back into the school system with continued support to help them thrive. We encourage donors to consider this organization as one worthy of support. We are not a part of this organization, but we will be happy to answer your questions about our visit there in 2014. Their website was down last time I checked www.chiedza.org.zw  Our contact person there is Olina Mashinge olina@chiedza.org  I have more contact information if you need it. 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Center Chiedza Children Harare Zimbabwe https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/12/Chiedza Sat, 17 Dec 2016 03:19:33 GMT
HVO 2016 Photo Contest Judge https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/9/health-volunteers-2016-photo-contest

 

I am honored to have been selected as a judge for the HVO 2016 Photo Contest 

hvousa.org/ourwork/photo-contest

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) 2016 HVO Health Volunteers Overseas Judge Photo Contest contest https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/9/health-volunteers-2016-photo-contest Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:17:48 GMT
Vancouver Canada https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/vancouver-canada While in Vancouver Canada. I was able to share my photography as guest instructor on a Vancouver photowalk.

www.vancouverphotowalks.ca

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Canada Photowalk Vancouver https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/vancouver-canada Thu, 01 Sep 2016 03:43:00 GMT
Royal Visit to Bhutan https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/royal-visit-to-bhutan His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden are welcomed to Bhutan by a Chibdral ceremonial procession performed in in their honor. I was given the opportunity to participate in this three-day visit as one of six accredited photographers. 

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed on State Visit to BhutanHis Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden are welcomed to Bhutan by a Chibdral ceremonial procession performed in in their honor.

 

Here is the photograph as a spread in the Expressen newspaper from Sweden

Spread in Expresses

 

This is my favorite photograph from their visit. A quiet and peaceful tea time with Her Majesty on a bench in the mountains above Thimphu, Bhutan.

Tea time with the queen on a bench in the mountains above Thimphu, Bhutan

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bhutan Carl XVI Gustaf King Queen Queen Silvia Royal Visit Sweden tea tea time https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/royal-visit-to-bhutan Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:20:07 GMT
Ability Bhutan Society Documentary https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/ability-bhutan-society-documentary A new documentary about ABS has been developed by Bryan Watt. The documentary covers the issues and challenges faced by people with diverse abilities in Bhutan.

The documentary imparts the stories of hopes, dreams, and inspiration for everyone.

https://youtu.be/LpEF-sIVOks

Watch it on YouTube

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Ability Bhutan Disabled Society Wheelchair https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/8/ability-bhutan-society-documentary Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:43:22 GMT
Thank you to Airbnb https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-to-airbnb Ability Bhutan Society

Thank you to Laura Z. from customer service at http://www.airbnb.com for all your help with our reservation in Canada. Thank you also for your generous donation of $100 USD towards our humanitarian work. We already passed along your donation to the Ability Bhutan Society www.absbhutan.org. They help disabled people from all over Bhutan.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Airbnb humanitarian support https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-to-airbnb Fri, 13 May 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Thank you to Lowepro https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-to-lowepro Lowepro ProTactic 450 AWCamera and Computer Backpack

Lowepro deserves special mention for great customer service!

Last year, at Photoplus Expo in New York, I evaluated camera backpacks from all the manufacturers present. All the representatives, especially the Lowepro representative were helpful and tolerated repeated visits to their booths. In my opinion, I determined the best backpack for my needs to be the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack. http://store.lowepro.com/protactic-450-aw. I do not have a house, and are constantly traveling, so this backpack has to fit my computer and all my photography equipment. This backpack has already accompanied me to many countries including a two-week trek in the Ganesh-Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. It's comfortable despite everything I'm able to fit inside. Not only was it comfortable to wear, but it was so quick and easy to take off and access my gear.

Disaster struck at the airport in Nepal. The bag made it through two x-ray machines and a short walk to the waiting area. When it came time to board the airplane I realized that half of the sternum strap was missing. It must have been caught and pulled off in the x-ray machine. I went back as far as the first x-ray machine, but they could not find it. Sadly I continued on my travels. As usual, the backpack fit nicely in the overhead bin, even in the ATR-42 airplane. Next time I will buckle and check all the straps before putting it through anything risky.

When I arrived in Bhutan, I contacted Maury Cohen, Product Specialist, at Lowepro. Right away Lowepro express-mailed a replacement strap to the home of another volunteer leaving the USA for Bhutan a few days later. A couple of weeks later, the volunteer and I met at a meeting she had organized, and I was documenting. She gave me the sternum strap before the meeting began. Thank you Linda.

Thank you Maury, and Lowepro, for such great customer service, and also for a great well-designed camera backpack.

(Photograph from the Lowepro website)

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) 450 AW Lowepro Protactic" backpack camera backpack customer service https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/5/thank-you-to-lowepro Thu, 12 May 2016 15:49:39 GMT
We helped three non-profits with photographs for their 2105 Annual Reports https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/4/annualreports Friends Without a Border 2015 Annual Report

Friends without a Border 2015 Annual Report http://file.fwab.org/FWAB%202015%20Annual%20Report.pdf

Health in Harmony 2015 Annual Report http://www.healthinharmony.org

Ability Bhutan Society 2015 Triannual Report http://www.absbhutan.org

Ability Bhutan Society Triannual Report (2012-2014)

Preliminary online report: http://www.absbhutan.org/downloads/ABS%20Annual%20Report%20Print%20Oct%206.pdf

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Ability Bhutan Society Annual Report Friends Without a Border Health in Harmony https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2016/4/annualreports Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:51:33 GMT
PDN World in Focus Ultimate Travel Photography Competition SELECT WINNER 2016 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/12/pdn-world-in-focus-ultimate-travel-photography-competition-select-winner

In the Buddhist country of Bhutan, herders never kill their cows. 


Judged by: David Alexander Arnold, Photo Editor, Travel + Leisure; Lindsay Blatt, Photo Editor, Instagram; Lea Golis, Director of Photography, Departures Magazine; Andrew Ward, Photo Editor, The Travel Channel http://www.shutterloveonline.com/contest_galleries/worldinfocus/2016/

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) PDN Travel Photography Contest World in Focus contest winner https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/12/pdn-world-in-focus-ultimate-travel-photography-competition-select-winner Fri, 04 Dec 2015 01:19:50 GMT
American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health Best Photo 2015 https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/10/american-academy-of-pediatrics-section-on-international-child-health-best-photo-2015  

Little Birth Attendant Helpers

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Bryan Watt Cambodia Helping Babies Breathe The Lake Clinic Tonge Sap Lake https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/10/american-academy-of-pediatrics-section-on-international-child-health-best-photo-2015 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 23:50:26 GMT
High in the Dump https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/1/high-in-the-dump Here are some new photographs that are now presented on the Social Documentary Network.

Please click on the link below to view them.

http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Bryan_Watt/2930

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2015/1/high-in-the-dump Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:31:51 GMT
2014 - Africa: 8 countries, 7 months, 11 assignments https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/11/2014---africa-8-countries-7-months-11-assignments This year we have been focusing on the African continent documenting various non-profit projects in several countries.  We have completed our assignments in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

 

Please ask if you would like to see more photographs or videos from our work in Africa.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/11/2014---africa-8-countries-7-months-11-assignments Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:38:07 GMT
Birth Asphyxia https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/8/birth-asphyxia Birth AsphyxiaBirth AsphyxiaBirth Asphyxia

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/8/birth-asphyxia Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:43:37 GMT
Eye Surgery in Zambia https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/6/eye-surgery-in-zambia SEE International Surgical Eye Expeditions just updated their webpage with photographs from this month's expedition to Zambia. http://www.seeintl.org/chongwe-zambia/ It was a privilege to work with them sharing their experiences helping blind people to see again.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Chongwe International SEE Zambia https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/6/eye-surgery-in-zambia Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:19:00 GMT
Humanitarian Emergencies Course Poster Photograph https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/6/humanitarian-emergencies-course-poster-photograph My photograph of child in the Lao PDR is chosen for the poster advertising the 17th Annual Management of Humanitarian Emergencies: Focus on Children, Women and Families

A Course in Disaster Preparedness
Monday – Friday, June 9-13, 2014
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Presented by:


Department of Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Master of Public Health Program in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Health Frontiers

 

 

 

Photograph selected for Humanitarian Emergencies CourseMy photograph of child in the Lao PDR is chosen for the poster advertising the 17th Annual Management of Humanitarian Emergencies: Focus on Children, Women and Families A Course in Disaster Preparedness Monday – Friday, June 9-13, 2014 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Presented by Department of Pediatrics, MetroHealth Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Master of Public Health Program in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Health Frontiers

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Case Medical Center Case Western Reserve Case Western Reserve University Center for Global Health and Diseases Children Disaster Preparedness Health Frontiers Humanitarian Emergencies Lao PDR Pediatrics photograph poster Public Health Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital School of Medicine University Hospitals https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/6/humanitarian-emergencies-course-poster-photograph Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:02:00 GMT
Lake Malawi afternoon https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/4/lake-malawi-afternoon

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Lake Malawi Malawi https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/4/lake-malawi-afternoon Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:02:47 GMT
Bwalo Street Children https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/4/bwalo-street-children Be More Foundation

www.be-more.nl

Bwalo Initiative, Zomba, Malawi

Bwalo Initiative is specifically for street children and other vulnerable young people from 10 to 18 years. For the youth of Zomba, With their center they offer them "a home away from home, a safe environment where these boys and girls can develop socially, where they receive counseling, shelter and food, and that is been working to return to the family.

This initiative is a local NGO sponsored by the Be More Foundation from the Netherla​nds.

 

 

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Be More Foundation Bwalo Malawi Zomba https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2014/4/bwalo-street-children Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:56:44 GMT
International Child Health Poster Photograph https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2009/10/international-child-health-poster-photograph A photograph of an Akha child in the Lao PDR is chosen for the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP NCE 2009  Section on International Child Health annual program poster.

International Child Health PosterPhotograph of Akha in the Lao PDR used on the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP NCE 2009 Section on International Child Health annual program poster

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) AAP Akha American Academy of Pediatrics child International Child Health Lao PDR poster https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2009/10/international-child-health-poster-photograph Sun, 18 Oct 2009 04:13:00 GMT
Exposition Photographique https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2005/6/exposition-photographique Photographic exposition of my photographs of the Akha people living in Thailand.

L'Institut pour la Promotion des Arts Présente Declics Exposition Photographique
 4-12 June 2005

Centre Culturel De Bois. Colombes

Cultural center in Bois-Colombes, France

http://www.bois-colombes.com

Exposition PhotographiqueL'Institut pour la Promotion des Arts Présente Declics Exposition Photographique 4-12 June 2005

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) " Akha Bois" Centre Cultural center in Bois-Colombes Culturel De Exposition Photographique France L'Institut pour la Promotion des Arts Photographic exposition photographs Thailand https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2005/6/exposition-photographique Sat, 04 Jun 2005 04:13:00 GMT
Photographic Exhibition in Paris France https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2005/4/photographic-exhibition-akha-of-thailand Bryan Watt, auteur (an artist whose style and practice is distinctive) displays photographs of Akha people.
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SOIREE DE CLOTURE - EXPOSITION AKHA 
VENDREDI 8 AVRIL 2005

Dans le cadre de l'exposition photographique Akha organisée par l'association Vlh Season, les équipes de Backone France et de Vth Season vous convient à la projection spéciale du film • Une Double Mort», documentaire de Alain Bourrillon, extrait de sa collection de DVD« Peuples de Légen­des•· qui se tiendra le vendredi 8 avril 2005 à 19H en présence du réalisateur.
Cette soirée marquera la dôture de l'exposition photographique Akha installée actuellement au centre culturel Mathis à Paris et ce jusqu'au samedi 9 avril 2005, en l'honneur de cette ethnie minoritaire d'Asie.

L'organi sation de cet événement intervient en faveur de la promotion du centre média & culture (CMC) de Chiang Mai en Thaïlande du Nord. Ce centre, pris en Charge depuis deux ans par Vth Season et son partenaire thaîlandais, l'association Mountain People for Culture and Development. a pour objectif de permettre au peuple montagnard Akha d'acquérir une autonomi e dans la conception et la diffusion de l'information, grâce aux nouveaux médias.

Grâce à la participation d'artistes internationaux, à l'image du photographe Bryan Watt, auteur des pho­tographies exposées, les événements organi sés par Vlh Season sont un premier pont culturel créé entre Akha et occidentaux. L'auteur-réalisateur Alain Bourrillon, dont le film "Une Double Mort" est produit par Backone France, représente également un relais important entre la culture Akha et étran­gère par le contenu même de son œuvre audiovisuelle. Fai re vivre l'image des peuples du monde, tel est l'objectif de Alain Bourrillon qui a trouvé auprés de l'association Vth Season, un moyen de commu­n iquer sur une des nombreuses ethnies qu'il a rencontrées.

Au Centre culturel Mathis 
Exposition photographique Akha du mardi 29 mars au samedi 9 avril 2005 Paris France

SOIREE DE CLOTURE - EXPOSITION AKHA VENDREDI 8 AVRIL 2005SOIREE DE CLOTURE - EXPOSITION AKHA VENDREDI 8 AVRIL 2005 Cette soirée marquera la dôture de l'exposition photographique Akha installée actuellement au centre culturel Mathis à Paris et ce jusqu'au samedi 9 avril 2005, en l'honneur de cette ethnie minoritaire d'Asie. L'organi sation de cet événement intervient en faveur de la promotion du centre média & culture (CMC) de Chiang Mai en Thaïlande du Nord. Ce centre, pris en Charge depuis deux ans par Vth Season et son partenaire thaîlandais, l'association Mountain People for Culture and Development. a pour objectif de permettre au peuple montagnard Akha d'acquérir une autonomi e dans la conception et la diffusion de l'information, grâce aux nouveaux médias. Grâce à la participation d'artistes internationaux, à l'image du photographe Bryan Watt, auteur des pho­tographies exposées, les événements organi sés par Vlh Season sont un premier pont culturel créé entre Akha et occidentaux.

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) Akha auteur Bryan Watt exhibition Exposition photographique France Mathis Paris photographic pho­tographies exposées Thailand https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2005/4/photographic-exhibition-akha-of-thailand Fri, 08 Apr 2005 05:02:00 GMT
ALO Photography Competition First Place https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2004/6/alo-photography-competition-first-place The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development is pleased to recognize Bryan Watt First Place 2004 ALO Picturing Change Photography Competition

 

ALO Picturing Change Photography Competition 2004 Bryan Watt First PlaceThe Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development is pleased to recognize Bryan Watt First Place 2004 ALO Picturing Change Photography Competition

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watt@bryanwatt.com (Bryan Watt Humanitarian Photographer) ALO Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development Bryan Watt Competition First Place Photography Picturing Change The https://www.bryanwatt.com/blog/2004/6/alo-photography-competition-first-place Fri, 04 Jun 2004 04:13:00 GMT