A huge factor in the success of emerging countries is the triumph of women in moving their cultures forward.
Women’s' opportunity for education and health are threatened in the hobbled, politicized economy in Zimbabwe, Often there is no room in family budgets for school fees and the daughter lacks any hope providing, visible l role models.
On a more positive note, there are women in Zimbabwe who have led lives of amazing inspiration, working for the benefit of others without expectation of personal material gain - yet they toil silently in the shadows of Zimbabwe because of geographic isolation or the lack of media to bring resources to their efforts. This project is about starting to change that situation.
During my 3rd visit to Zimbabwe in 2012 to get this story, I was incarcerated by the Mugabe regime. Over four years, I met with over a dozen NGO's and numerous clients of theirs to witness motivating lives. I plan to expand the story to another African nation with adequate support.
Paul is a professional photographer specializing in travel imagery, business portraiture, architectural photography, and product imagery. He is based in Portland, OR, USA. Paul has traveled to 61 countries and been in Africa 12 times. He has a Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins International Studies and previously worked in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His images from this collection are on display in Tualatin, OR, and soon will move to 2 other locations in Portland, OR.He has received grants and scholarships from the Portland Regional Arts and Culture Council, Nikon, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Academy of Arts University.
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Zimbabwe Ministry of Education, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education, Office of the Prime Minister
Red Cross, Mercy Corp, Families in Need, Nzewe, Zoroai Homes Society, DOMCCP, Free Zimbabwe Now, PACDEF, Marymount Teachers College, Womens Coalition of Zimbabwe, Miracle Mission, others.
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