This exhibit highlights the plight of children living in poverty, with little or no opportunity for medical care that would transform their existence. The images serve as “ambassadors”, capturing the needs of innocents and encouraging action by those with the power to make a positive impact. Reflecting a world most people in industrialized nations would otherwise never experience, these pictures are the cornerstone for change. In response, the most gifted and generous US doctors create missions for healing and hope, with their skills and sincere passion for children in need.
The scope of opportunity often appears without end. Beyond the requirements of a global medical response, the ever-evolving issues surrounding the dilemma of refugees and the horror of human trafficking now inspire the goal of my work to end suffering, one story, one picture, at a time.
Mission show.. The National Arts Club NYC 2010
Street Moments (book)
Aging out of Foster care book
Video in Times Square April 6th 2011 for Smile Banglash ringing the bell at the Nasdaq
Sherman Historical Society, 1999
Old Print Shop Gallery, 2000
Grey Adv NYC 1994
BBDO Adv NYC 1993
The Old Print Shop, NYC April 2001
Guenter Knop Studio NYC summer 2001
The Heimowitz Show, NYC February 2001
Bonnie Benrubi Gallery, NYC May 2001
The Old Print Shop, NYC February 2002
The Heimowitz Show, NYC March 2002
Schwerin Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Germany Feb 2002
Bremen Presseclub, Germany April 2002
Group Show The Old Print Shop, NYC April 2002
Sold 35 prints to T-Mobile for their art collection Nov 2002
Group Show The Old Print Shop, NYC 2004
Loyens Loeff in Amsterdam 2004
The town of Sherman 2006
Book signing The Old Print Shop 2011
Bruce Byers has been perfecting the art of global observation, through the wonder of his photography, for nearly four decades. His evocative images reflect the range of emotions and experience, immersing the viewer into the world of private moments and often unseen challenges. Unstaged and unstructured, his images provide spontaneous moments of holistic introspection.
“The opportunity to witness the condition of life at its most challenging promotes the reward of worldwide understanding and an appreciation of the genuine gift each new day brings us all.” Byers explains, “If even one image encourages healing and hope, my life has had purpose.”
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Hope Foundation http://www.hopeforbangladesh.org
Smile Bangladesh http://www.smilebangladesh.org
Healing the Children NE http://www.htcne.org
St Baldrick's http://www.stbaldricks.org
Chinese Agape Foundation http://www.chineseagape.org
The International Catholic Migration Commission http://www.icmc.net/
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I have known Bruce for many years as a creative business coach and friend. Bruce is committed to make the world a better place through the contribution of his artform. He is passionately interested in sharing what he sees and discovers with the world – one person at time.
Bruce has an uncanny ability to uncover the story and the back story. He will travel under all kinds of conditions and in all kinds of places. We might call him a photographic missionary.
It is in the qualities of his work that he shines. Bruce is an excellent craftsman, but that is expected from a professional. People from varieties of cultures, from every socio-economic group, are moved to show him parts of themselves that may ordinarily be hidden. When Bruce is shooting portraits he searches for and captures the truth. This is because people trust Bruce instantly.
Bruce is a man of integrity and values. He has a huge heart. It is these qualities that make his work unique. It is these qualities that makes his portraiture special.
I have watched Bruce’s location work grow and evolve. I have been privileged to help him edit the thousands of images that he brings back from his travels. This is not an easy job, as Bruce’s images are invariably excellent.
I highly recommend Bruce Byers for a photographic grant.
To Whom It May Concern:
It gives me great pleasure in writing this recommendation letter for my friend and colleague, Bruce Byers. Bruce is a professional photojournalist who has a particular interest in photographing charitable medical missions to the developing world. As such, he has worked with Healing the Children (a non-profit organization dedicated to providing American medical personnel to treat children with a variety of ailments around the world), photographing multiple missions. As such, Bruce accompanied me to rural Bangladesh, where I travel annually to operate on children with cleft lip and palate deformities.
I was privileged to have Bruce photograph my mission. These missions are funded purely through private donations and out of pocket by mission participants. AS such, each mission costs about $30,000. A picture speaks a thousand words. Bruce’s photos are an integral part to raising awareness of these deformities and the importance of sending American medical personnel around the globe to help impoverished children who wither don’t have access to care of can’t afford it. I hope that you will provide Bruce with the opportunity to continue his good work.
Shahid R. Aziz, DMD, MD, FACS