“The project is a book in which sale proceeds will be donated to The Global Hunger Project.
We are collecting an array of portraits from different photographers around the world.
The Goal of this Project: Gain exposure for photographers and the art of photography,
raise money for global affairs addressing children poverty, expose the world to the different
perspectives of Beauty amongst different cultures.
We are asking each contributing photographer to submit 1-10 portraits of women
between ages 18-32 which are considered to be beautiful in their local culture.“
The brief in short. Received by email. Sounded interesting. Profits to be donated to charity. We can support that. The following Facebook status update went out: “Participating in a world wide charity project about women’s beauty. Need to submit images of ten Vietnamese women. Anyone interested? “
Who would heed the call? 6 women did and here’s the result:
Then came the follow up email:
I am very sad to be writing this email today and I have developed relationships with many of you
over the past months. I am writing to you because the 100 Faces photography project has been
indefinitely suspended due to lack of funds. “
Sad news indeed, but that should not stop us from ever trying. We tried and got the results above and we would not have had them if we never got the brief.
Yes, disappointed that the project didn’t proceed further and grateful for the opportunity to create the work above.
It was a fun experience as we had to use natural light and James’ helping hands with the reflector to follow the photography guidelines.
Overall, a good experience.