In 2013, professional photographers Roger and Karin Doolin were given the opportunity to join a group of photographers on a humanitarian photo project in Nicaragua. During that trip they captured individuals living in some of the most deplorable conditions imaginable. Despite language barriers and coming from completely different worlds, they became intertwined with their subjects and found that beyond the obstacles they face and atrocious conditions they endure, there was a remarkably uplifting spirit within the people. There was such a fascinating story of hope to be told, and although Roger and Karin knew they could tell the peoples‘ story through their photographs, they also felt that a more intriguing perspective would be to allow the subjects to reveal their own story. To actually give them the camera and in turn give them a voice. What would they share? What would they find interesting enough to capture? Who knows their joys as well as their struggles better than the people themselves? It’s their story – shouldn’t they have the opportunity to tell it? And with that thought, The Big Picture Project was born.
After a plane that was grounded due to ice and some travel delays again today, Karin & Roger are now in Nicaragua to launch their first official Big Picture Project! They are going to share images and how it has made an impact with us during the conference & we can’t wait to hear how it went! Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers this week…and stop by their facebook page at www.facebook.com/thebigpicproject and leave them a note of encouragement! 🙂 We know it would mean a great deal to them.