Acclaimed photojournalist Chris Hondros died today while documenting the conflict in Libya. Chris spent most of his life traveling the world, documenting conflict, war, famine and the human condition. His photographs gave insight to things we could not even imagine to be true.
At the height of his career, Chris chose to join the Do1Thing project to give back his time and talents.
We remember Chris as the good and decent person he was, as the acclaimed photojournalist he will be remembered for and as the man who left this world way too soon. Our condolences to his family.
A shout out to Covenant House TEXAS who opens their hearts to homeless kids year round!
Because One Person Can Do Wonders
Open Your Heart for Homeless Kids on Valentine’s Weekend
Sunday, February 13th, 1:00 – 5:00PM
Join Us at Covenant House Texas
1111 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006
What will Happen?
Show our young people how much they mean by dropping off toiletries, metro bus cards, new or gently used clothing, baby items, or gift cards.
While you’re here take a tour, meet our youth and make a valentine for them! We’ll pass out your cards later that evening and brighten up their day. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to come out as well. We’ll have face painting for kids, young and old. It’s a great way to spend Valentine’s Weekend – Please join us!
CONTACT: For more information call Carolyn Garrard at 713-523-2231 ext. 5619 or email@example.com or go to Covenant House Texas website: covenanthousetx.org.
Check out our Facebook page – go to our website and click on the Facebook icon – become a fan today! To find out more about the nationwide Do1Thing awareness effort go to the Do1Thing.org website. While there, check out pictures of our kids on the “blog”, then click on “Texas” on right menu, arrow down for lots of great pics.
For the third year in a row, Covenant House Texas is planning a big Do1Thing day on Valentine’s Day 2011. Located at 1111 Lovett Boulevard in Houston, Covenant House Texas will be accepting donations for their homeless teens. View a story Fox news did on last year’s Do1Thing even at Covenant House Texas.
Social media blogger Beth Kanter’s blog talk about “How Networked Nonprofits Are Using Social Media to Power Change”. A leader in social media strategies, Beth blog has hundreds of thousands of followers.
Do1Thing is thrilled that Beth chose to tweet about Do1Thing to her 366,711 followers on Twitter! Whether it’s spreading the word through social or traditional media, Do1Thing continues to work to highlight the need for everyone to Do1Thing to help homeless youth!
The Do1Thing for Haiti photographic project continues to move as acclaimed photographers and picture editors join the project to raise awareness and encourage action to help the more than 100,000 amputee Haitian children.
If you know of an organization or work with an organization helping amputee children in Haiti and would like to partner with Do1Thing on this project, please contact us.
Do1Thing is proud to announce that Creative Consultant Debra Weiss is curating the Do1Thing “Young Faces of Homelessness” Gallery Show at PhotoPlus Expo 2009 in NYC October 22-24, 2009.
Debra has been an agent for some of the top names in the business, a consultant for Black Book and did a stint as CEO of APA National. Besides lecturing, seminars and moderating panels, she now primarily works with photographers one-on-one and guides a photographer’s career as an artist and a business.
Debra presents seminars annually at PhotoPlus Expo and is a frequent guest speaker at Art Center College of Design. She recently curated an exhibit of the Best of The International Photography Awards 2005, which has traveled to nine countries. Debra is curator of the PLUS (Picture Licensing Universal System) Coalition Web site and is also the PLUS Industry Committee Coordinator. Debra has a website at the Debra Weiss Blogspot.
Debra has been an agent for some of the top names in the business, a consultant for Black Book and did a stint as CEO of APA(Advertising Photographers of America) National. Besides lecturing, seminars and moderating panels, she now primarily works with photographers one-on-one, helping to guide a photographer’s career as an artist and a business by creating an artistic marketable identity that will improve their opportunities for success
We’ve all heard the phrase “putting a face on homelessness” countless times. The idea is simple: provide some flesh and blood to let the rest of us grasp the larger problems of poverty.
It would be so easy to dismiss it as another tired cliche if it weren’t powerfully truthful. Consider “Lulu’s Story,” a multimedia piece on an 18-year-old Portland girl who has been homeless since losing her mother at the age of 12.
“Lulu’s Story” is part of a showcase of work on teenage homelessness at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland. Since August, Salt has had an exhibit on Do1Thing.org, a national project that paired photographers with homeless youths around the country earlier this year.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because local photographers and Salt students took part in the project in February.
Photographer Alexandra Daley-Clark oversaw the project locally, and co-produced “Lulu’s Story” with Suzi Piker (an online producer for PressHerald.com and a Salt alumnus). It premiered Thursday in a special event at Salt.
The event, called “Do1Thing.org: An evening with the creators,” showcased photography from the Do1Thing project and a talk by Najlah Feanny Hicks, co-founder of Do1Thing.org, as well as Daley-Clark, Piker and Lurlene “Lulu” Dame, the subject of the piece.
For two weeks, Daley-Clark got to know Dame and followed her around, capturing her daily life around Portland. She got connected to Dame through the Preble Street Teen Center in Portland, which serves kids ages 14-20.
Dame, at 18, has lost most of her family. She found herself homeless around the same time most teenagers were entering high school. Her father, she says in the multimedia piece, is an alcoholic. The only choice left was to get out.
“Seeing a lot of people die, the last thing I want is to be in contact with someone who is killing themself (sic) slowly,” she says.