Awareness of Our World Community
Using art forms and an open heart to share our collective story: Trystan Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit that helps people and communities represent themselves and share who they are to create relationships for a more peaceful world.
Living above 10,000 feet: Mostly agricultural communities, the Quechua farm the rich soil of the high mountain region of the Andes Range. Many of their traditional foods are known around the world and the original seed stocks are still preserved here (mainly potatoes and quinoa). The project explores daily life and focuses on the personal stories various community members want to share.
Many years ago I wanted to visit a Bedouin village. I was warned by many that the Bedouins still living in the desert are dangerous, "a closed society", and that I should not go there. This is the story focused on the Bedouin family that took me in during my time in the central Negev/Naqab desert. I intend to document this family and their broader community including their significant kindness which shattered the negative misconceptions cast toward them.