Featured Photo: "Baby Elephant" by Rachel Bradley

 "Baby Elephant" by Rachel Bradley. Photo Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"Baby Elephant" by Rachel Bradley. Photo Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I wanted to share this photograph today with hopes that it makes you smile as much as it makes me smile! This photograph can be purchased as a print or greeting card. It makes a great gift for a loved one. As a result of sales of this photograph on the PAHW website: 

30 children were provided with deworming tablets to prevent intestinal worm infection and the malnutrition, growth stunting and cognitive deficits that can result from infection.
1 child was provided with a mosquito net to prevent malaria.
1,057 gallons of water were purified to stop the spread of deadly water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid.
 

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Picture A Healthier World!

If you live in New York City, a great way to celebrate the week of Valentine's Day is a visit to the Steven Kasher Gallery on West 26th Street to view the first ever exhibition of photography by renowned writer Bill Hayes, entitled "How New York Breaks Your Heart." 

I just popped into the gallery thinking the exhibit opened today, and the gallerist kindly let me take a sneak peek even though the exhibition doesn't open until tomorrow. The exhibition (through March 17) is a “love letter to New York City,” featuring 24 black and white and color portraits of New Yorkers. PowerHouse Books in Dumbo will be having a book launch on February 22, featuring Bill Hayes in conversation with Vince Aletti.

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PAHW's Sales Support Malaria: A Brief Overview of the Disease

When shoppers purchase a photograph in our gallery, they have the option of supporting three health and human rights initiatives: malaria prevention, clean water and art therapy. Al Jazeera’s recent video provides a nice overview of the status of the malaria crisis today, and what needs to be done to prevent the mosquito-borne disease from ravaging communities, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa where 90% of malaria deaths occur. 

About 3.2 billion people – almost half of the world’s population – are at risk of malaria. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Each year, there are over 200 million cases of malaria, and an estimated 429,000 deaths. Children under age five are particularly susceptible to infection, illness and death from malaria. Additionally, malaria infection during pregnancy is associated with low birth weight among newborn infants — one of the leading risk factors for infant mortality and sub-optimal growth and development. As a result, malaria has serious economic impacts in Africa, slowing economic development and perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Malaria is a disease of poverty, afflicting primarily those living in malaria-prone rural areas in poorly-constructed dwellings that offer inadequate barriers against mosquitoes.

Yet malaria can be prevented by sleeping under insecticide-treated nets, residual spraying and administering anti-malarial drugs. As a result of these strategies, global malaria cases declined steadily between 2010 (237 million cases) and 2015 (211 million cases). However, according to The World Malaria Report 2017 published by the World Health Organization, progress in the fight against malaria has stalled because funding has plateaued. In 2016, the number of cases increased significantly to 216 million. 

By selecting "Malaria Prevention Pills" when you add an item on our site to your cart, up to 896 tablets of anti-malarial drugs will be administered to children in malaria-prone communities. Read more about how your purchase can support malaria prevention by visiting our FAQs page.
 

 

Hello, New Website!

Picture A Healthier World (PAHW) is back up and running! Over the past year, we worked hard to reevaluate and restructure the project so that it is as effective as possible in its mission to sell art to raise funds for global health needs. We are so pleased to introduce you to our new and improved website. Some of the new features we would like to highlight include:

  • Underneath each individual image, you can now view the health services that have been supported by sales of each photograph (ex. “1,057 gallons of water were purified to stop the spread of deadly water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid”);
  • When you make a purchase, shoppers have the option to “thank the artist” for their new photograph; and
  • Shoppers can also select at check-out which of three initiatives - clean water, malaria prevention or arts programming for youth who have experienced trauma - to support with their purchase.

With the relaunch of the site, the selection of photographs in the Picture A Healthier World gallery has been refined and thoughtfully curated to include only images that adhere to the highest technical standards and align with our creative vision. Upon re-examining all photographs, we regret that we were unable to retain a large portion of the images that had been submitted to the project. Reasons for not retaining an image include too small file size for printing, blurriness or uneven sharpness in the focus area, insufficient lighting or the image is “noisy” (has faint white speckles). 

We hope you enjoy the features of the new website, and that you continue to stay updated by following us on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Flickr) and visiting us here on our News page, where we will post regular updates on the Picture A Healthier World project as well as on trends and events relating to photography and global health. This page is designed to be a community-oriented page where you can share your thoughts and connect with others. We welcome you to submit a post for our News page via the contact form

We wish you a wonderful start to your new year, and we thank you for your shared vision of a healthier world!

NOTE: The website's Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Submission License Agreement have all been updated with the relaunch of the site. Please visit each page to review the site's new policies.