In October 2010 I traveled to Ethiopia withSalaamGarage to profile the childbirth injury of Obstetric Fistula. I was touched by the stories that I heard at Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa and by the Ethiopians whom I met. I wondered what solutions might be possible for the women with the saddest stories, especially those whose fistula repair surgeries were not successful. These women have little hope for a viable future.
We’re having our first Meetup for 2012. We’ve invited “Freedom” – Visionary activist, citizen journalist, environmentalist, mother and yogini. As she says on her website Occupyfreedomla.org ~ FREEDOM: CITIZEN JOURNALIST “Bringing you the uncut story from the front lines of The Evolution”We’re evolving rapidly these days whether it’s technology or how we tell and share stories. We’ve asked [...]
PDN’s PhotoServe is pleased to announce a partnership with SalaamGarage!!! PDN and PhotoServe.com are always on the lookout for excellent storytellers and thrilled to offer a package allowing members of SalaamGarage to feature their projects. Join the most exclusive professional photography community and take advantage of a discounted package which includes a PDN subscription, portfolio on PhotoServe.com [...]
Interview by: Sabrina Messineo: organizer + SalaamGarage Blurb Books for Good Liaison (Below are images from Eduardo’s trip to India with SalaamGarage in 2009) Q: Who is Eduardo Sciammarella? A: An innovator. My family is from Argentina where there is a strong intellectual tradition. New ideas surrounded me constantly. I am captivated by things that are new while being [...]
(Occasionally I like to post something technical, especially when it will help our SalaamGarage community with their digital storytelling and save them all the research hours I just clocked….) I would imagine taming a tiger would be easier because I can easily see when the tiger is trying to chew my head off. This process has a lot of invisible irritations where I don’t know what is going on until much time and processing has been eaten up (versus a [...]
(from our friends at TBD, note this is not a SalaamGarage project) Many of us live in a digital world of Tumblr, Twitter, and tons of other means of sharing everything we’re doing at any moment to anyone. It’s easy to forget that most people on the planet lack that voice – and, therefore, that [...]
Project information TBD!
Palestine Media Projects Coming Soon!
Seattle’s got it covered: Locals pioneer a new wave of international journalism Thursday, April 07, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PT) International reporting is a challenge in today’s scaled-back media climate. But as an international city known for innovation, Seattle is taking new approaches to global coverage. Join the Jackson School of International [...]
Interview by: Sabrina Messineo Q: Who is Eduardo Sciammarella? A: An innovator. My family is from Argentina where there is a strong intellectual tradition. New ideas surrounded me constantly. I am captivated by things that are new while being inspired to preserve the things that are old and real. Q: How did you first become [...]
Photo: Patrick Wright Citizen journalists present a photo exhibition depicting the work of Seattle-based NGO Agros International, and their work with indigenous Mayans in Guatemala. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, February 28th 2011 – A 7-person citizen journalism team, facilitated by SalaamGarage and Agros International, two Seattle-based non-profits organizations, will show over 30 photos depicting the lives of [...]
Now Announcing the 2011 Photocrati Fund Competition What is the Photocrati Fund? PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a grant through SalaamGarage. Rather, it is offered by the Photocrati folks, we are just reposting it because it is relevant to what SalaamGarage does! Please read the entire post: MORE INFO: http://www.photocrati.com/photocrati-fund/ The Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to pro and emerging photographers to [...]
SalaamGarage/Seattle exhibition: images of Agros International + work with indigenous Mayans in Guatemala.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8th 2011 Citizen journalists present a photo exhibition depicting the work of Seattle-based NGO Agros International, and work with indigenous Mayans in Guatemala. Photo: Patrick Wright SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, February 8th 2011 – A 7-person citizen journalism team, facilitated by SalaamGarage and Agros International, two Seattle-based non-profits organizations, will show over 30 [...]
Here is a typical moment during a SalaamGarage trip. This is Sarah Henderson: http://sirenapictures.com, http://theultimateride.tv. She lives in Portland, OR and came with us on the SalaamGarage Ethiopia trip 2010. She is awesome. We were working with the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, an absolutely amazing organization. What is happening here? Fuji donated polaroid-esque cameras to SalaamGarage so that we could give photos back to the women rather than just taking them. Sarah [...]
Tuesday Sept 21, 2010 6:30pm-9:00pm The SalaamGarage Fall 2010 Humanitarian Media Meetup please RSVP at our SalaamGarage NYC Meetup group, click here -Big Announcement! Launching our first SalaamGarage Local Grant at this Meetup! The grants will support writers, reporters, and bloggers to collaborate with photographers and other image-makers to create stories that matter. SalaamGarage has [...]
by Amanda Koster in Eldoret, Kenya. I ordered fish last night and like most dishes in Eldoret so far, with it came a heaping pile of oily, soggy french fries. I don’t touch them because they’ll make me fat. And, if I were to indulge there is no ketchup here. Instead there is some sugary, syrupy sweet [...]
SalaamGarage announces: Engage! Refund (currently we are accepting applications for our upcoming Guatemala trip in July and Ethiopia trip in November, 2010) With several successful trips under out belt, lots of content created, travelers repeatedly saying ‘this was the trip of a lifetime,’ we seriously want to vamp up sharing your experiences and the stories you create. Why? Because we know for sure it changes peoples lives. [...]
I got here a few hours ago. nearly collapsed on my hotel bed, but remembered reading somewhere to get my badge asap, place closes in 1 hour. sigh. off the bed, refresh, chewing on some organic energy cliff candy becky left in my car (which i now carry in my purse, subsequently all the way to [...]
Janat Horn photographing explosives recently (1/2010) collected by an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Division) on a SalaamGarage trip to Vietnam.
Even as we serve others, We are working on ourselves; Every act, every work, Every gesture of genuine compassion Naturally nourishes our own hearts as well. It is not a question of who is helped first, When we attend to ourselves with compassion and mercy, More healing is made available for others. And when we [...]
Hello all! Maggie and I are alive and well in Rajasthan. We arrived early so that we could do about a weeks worth of pre-production to be sure everything was in place for our SalaamGarage trip, which starts in a few days. We also make friends and have some fun as well. We will write [...]
SalaamGarage has been working diligently with Agros International around what stories need to be told, and who would be willing to share. This is a very rare opportunity to work with an NGO and see first hand the people they serve, and to hear about their lives. SalaamGarage participants will be able to choose from [...]
Work at Microsoft? Want more info? email us and we’ll get it to you. Join social documentary and commercial photographer Amanda Koster illustrate how her career has helped create what is now SalaamGarage. Join her in dialogue around the value of collaboration between media makers, social media applications, and international non-profit organizations. ————————– Koster officially [...]
Welcome to our new site! In an effort for our SalaamGarage team to be co-creators of our site and be in direct communication with you… we are moving to WordPress from our previous traditional site. Besides adhering to our vision of utilizing simple social media tools to cause change, this is a heck of a [...]