The Power of a Photograph
With the constant availability of camera-phones at our fingertips and the endless stream of casual snapshots that fill our social media timelines, we begin to take for granted the power that a single photograph can have. The clichéd phrase “a picture is worth a thousand… Read more
Throughout the course of a conflict, it can be difficult to focus on anything other than the violence and fighting itself, especially when that attracts much of the media’s coverage. However, it is extremely important to pay just as much attention to the citizens of that country where the violence… Read more
EPIC is committed to implementing programs that mitigate the challenges that many young Iraqis face like poor education, unemployment, ongoing violence, and displacement. Last year EPIC successfully raised over $29,500 through crowd-funding to pilot a Photovoice program in the city of Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, scheduled to begin this… Read more
Thanks to the support of 191 contributors like you, we successfully reached our crowd funding goal on Indiegogo.
The EPIC team (from left to right): Executive Director Erik Gustafson, Board Member Andrew Morton, Board President Nathaniel Hurd, Fall interns Daniel Young and Joanna Fisher (and her flying scarf), and our… Read more
We are over 75% of the way there! Haven’t donated yet? Want to tell a friend but are not sure what to say?
Here are our Top Ten Reasons you should help us reach our goal by midnight tonight!
Top Ten Reasons to Donate to Photovoice:
#10: The photos… Read more
Last night we had the opportunity to bring together some of EPIC’s friends and supporters for a reception kicking off the last 48 hours of fundraising for PHOTOVOICE IRAQ:Picturing Change. The event brought together educators, scholars, advocates, and practitioners to support EPIC’s mission.
The same sentiments were repeated… Read more
Today in the office we decided to try an activity. We practiced photovoice for ourselves to see what impact it can have on both the photographer and an audience. Photovoice, when done correctly, is a multi-step process involving discussions, skills training in photography technique, practice writing captions, and debriefing at… Read more
What does it mean to empower youth? What effect can great teaching have on a young person? How are communities improved when young people feel as though they are making an impact?
These are questions that go to the heard of EPIC’s mission, and in recent years, an important part… Read more
As we continue to talk about EPIC’s new project, PHOTOVOICE IRAQ: Picturing Change, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss why photography is such a powerful and important medium. To explore this, we called a professional.
Henry Arvidsson is a professional photographer based out of the… Read more
August 13th is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate young people and their contributions to making the world a better place. It is also a day to remember the importance of investing in the next generation.
This Youth Day, consider a charitable contribution to our new project on Indiegogo!… Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.