The Power of Faces is a major global portrait project showing displaced people around the world with courage, beauty, dignity and grace.
How do you address the Global Refugee Crisis? For us, we start one face at a time.
The United Nations calls the Global Refugee Crisis the “greatest humanitarian crisis of our time”. Over 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution. That’s 1 person every two seconds.
Every. Two. Seconds.
The Power of Faces portrait project intentionally crops out the context of refugee camps to focus on individuals, and not merely their label as “refugees”.
Most displaced people lost their treasured family photos (and many other possessions) when they fled their homes. Having a physical photo of family or friends to hold in one’s hands can be a great comfort in times of need, so we are bringing photo printers into refugee camps. To date, we have distributed thousands of portraits for individuals to keep
Our intention is to bring this portrait project to other refugee camps around the world and continue giving proper portraits to displaced individuals.
– Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang