October 29, 2013

In collaboration with the International Center of Photography (ICP), NGO Happy Families, presented “Life in Motion” in a 2012 exhibition. Ed Kashi (VII) led a group of 10 students from ICP and the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography on an assignment to photograph the children at orphanages and rehabilitation centers in Russia. Aimed at raising awareness for the disputed childcare systems in Russia, this documentary project brings to light the need for public access for the disabled in Russia, as well as an accessible adoption system.

Photo©Anastasia Rudenko

Started in 2011, the  project continues to move forward. Feature Shoot recently published an article about the project highlighting images from the photographers as well as quotes from Ed about the experience. As presented by Feature Shoot, Happy Families is now selling prints from “Life in Motion,” to benefit “I Want to Walk,” which was created to help orphans obtain their dreams of walking. In addition to the portraits from “Life in Motion,” Ed Kashi has donated five prints, for sale by Happy Families, to help support this important project.

Photo©Giacomo Pirasti

Ed Kashi is quoted on Feature Shoot, “Whilst we are over-saturated with media, within that I see an avenue to have greater impact. There is the chance now to have a targeted audience. Your story may only reach three thousand people, but they can be change-makers who will be emboldened to take further action.” To learn more about how you can make a difference, visit Happy Families.

Photo©Mae Ryan

Read the full story on Feature Shoot. You can also see more portraits the photographers and read about Ed’s experience in this blog post from 2011.

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