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. (Please note: the health and human rights initiatives supported by Picture A Healthier World are subject to change based on changes in the projects led by the organizations we support).
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!