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Samaritan’s Purse photographers display their personal favorites

Story by Samaritan’s Purse January 19th, 2016

Kim Rowland

One of my favorite things about being a humanitarian aid photographer is the perspective I gain from witnessing a larger view of the world. The myriad cultures I experience and people I meet help me view the world in fresh new ways that I may not have realized before. Through my lens, I aim to share with viewers a compassionate perspective of difficult situations.


Vanuatu

I discovered these kids singing "Go Tell It On the Mountain" at the top of their lungs - despite having lost their home.
The people of Vanuatu are enduringly optimistic, despite having lost many of their homes in March during the powerful Cyclone Pam.
Her smile, her eyes...she was captivating, in a way not fully translated through the lens.
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Nepal

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015. The resilient people graciously shared their stories as they began to rebuild their lives.
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Malawi

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Morning on Lake Malawi
One of the heartbreaking aspects of my job is facing the people who are not included in relief or gift distributions. There is always need.
The sound of African voices lifted in song is one that always brings a thrill to my heart and joy to my soul.

USA & Moldova

Blue extremities are a tell-tale sign of the heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot.
Village life, Moldova
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Orthopedic surgery in Nepal
John, a 4-year-old Bolivian boy who had successful heart surgery in Minnesota, seemed to be recovering well!
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Children at an orphanage in Moldova inspect their gifts inside their dormitory.

Paul sherar

I love still images. They make the viewer stop, reflect, and partake of the image without the distraction (and sometimes chaos!) of what actually happened in and around the scene. I feel it’s my job as a humanitarian photographer to accurately report two sides of the human condition. The needful—sometimes desperate—side, and the selfless giving side. If I’ve done that and invoked compassionate action from the viewer, I’ve done my job well!


Kenya

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Alaska

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USA

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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david uttley

Working for an international relief organization, I often photograph people as they are going through a crisis situation. My goal is to be able capture those emotions and share them with the viewer. As much as possible, I want to let the viewer walk in the subjects’ shoes, to feel their deepest pain as well as their joy. Documenting the European refugee crisis caused me to consider, “What if this was my family leaving our world behind and risking everything, in search of peace?”


Europe

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Myanmar

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Bolivia

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Nepal

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Niger

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