Of the many worthy projects that are using online media for support or other forms of development, here are a few that have come to my attention recently:
Dhaka Photo Stories: This Spring teaching artists will partner with Carlotta Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh to conduct a workshop that empowers students to develop their own voice through basic photography and storytelling. The Carlotta Center provides education and resources for children living in slums. The Kickstarter campaign to help these students is here.
Looking at Appalachia: This crowdsourced image archive looks at Appalachia 50 years after the War on Poverty. The Facebook page is here.
Mossless Issue Three: The Kickstarter drive for this volume, which will feature over 100 photographers, met its goal as I was preparing this post, but you can see what it’s about (and still contribute!) here.
Alexia Foundation: This foundation provides grants and scholarships to photojournalists, enabling them to create work that gives voice to those who go unheard, fosters cultural understanding and exposes social injustice. You can donate through the website, and other forms of participation are available at the Facebook page.