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A great example of Visual advocacy done well

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I just wanted to take a quick second to tell you about my friends Gary and Vivian Chapman and their photographs and story on persecuted Christians in Pakistan. The stories and images have definitely got people talking on CNN’s blog and I just wanted to share this great example of visual advocacy. Gary and Vivian are a great example that you can not only do work that benefits others but also make a living at what you love; its not easy but it can be done.

I have asked Gary to write a  guest blog post on visual advocacy and specifically on this story, so be looking for that soon.

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Author: The Visual Advocate

Joe Murray, The Visual Advocate, is a Humanitarian and Cultural photographer based in Decatur, Georgia. Joe began his photographic career as an adventure and landscape photographer, but a month-long trip to India in 2009 deeply impacted him and proved to be a turning point in his life and photographic vision. Today, Joe is dedicated to using his craft to create and share compelling images and stories of the lives of the peoples and cultures of the world. While Joe loves and appreciates all the peoples and cultures of the world, he has a particular vision, passion and love for India and South Asia. As both an experienced photographer, public speaker, recruiter and advocate, Joe's goal as a visual artist is not simply to create awareness, but to move people to use their lives and resources to be a blessing to the world's most poor, abused, displaced, stereotyped and overlooked peoples.

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