Entourage March 23, 2012
So often a person’s perspective of another culture is formed by what they get from the media and until they have firsthand knowledge that suffices for "understanding." But when we get to know people on a one to one basis like Ben and Julie are doing this week, you find that those perceptions are often times misinformed. Not until you get “on the ground” and meet people in their environment do you start to get a real understanding of their life and just as importantly, your own life and where you fit into the scheme of things. That’s one of the real beauties of photography like this-it opens doors into the world that you can never imagine.
One of our "missions" if you will, is to bridge the cultural gap and create understanding between people through photography – I like to think that Project Exposure photographers are citizen ambassadors, bridging that gap on every assignment.