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PAHW Leadership

Who We Are:

Picture A Healthier World (PAHW) is a global community of photography enthusiasts, professional photographers, and photography consumers with a shared belief in our collective capacity to create a healthier world.  We are passionate about photography, and about making our world a better place.


PAHW is a socially driven, "for benefit" company with a multi-pronged mission to: 

  • EMPOWER photography enthusiasts and shoppers to support global health and human rights by contributing or purchasing photographs;
  • CELEBRATE the diversity of cultures and environments that span our globe through powerful and uplifting photography; 
  • IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of communities worldwide by directing PAHW's profits to global health programming. 

How It Works:

The PAHW website serves as a platform through which individuals can support communities across the globe in an ongoing and inclusive way. We invite all interested photo hobbyists, as well as professional photographers, to donate a photo(s) for sale in print and/or digital format, depending on the preference of the artist. 

100% of net profits from sales on the PAHW website directly supports UNICEF's projects to protect the world's most vulnerable children. Sales support UNICEF's work to bring clean water to communities around the world. Under each photograph, we list and update daily the number of donation dollars raised by sales of the image.  


The PAHW community shares a vision of a world where women, children, and families have access to the medical care, nutrition, and education they need to live healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.  

Thank You:

Thank you for your shared belief in our "big picture" approach to photography. We would like to extend a special thank you to our fulfillment partner, Zenfolio, for their generous contribution to the project.  All items (prints, tote bags, coasters, and greeting cards) fulfilled through Zenfolio are produced by superb photofinishing labs that deliver professional quality products.

PAHW Leadership:

The PAHW project was founded and continues to be managed from Brooklyn, New York, USA by Whitney Welshimer. The project fuses Whitney's interest in photography with her firm commitment to public health.  A lifelong lover of photography, Whitney was a staff photographer for her college newspaper (The Harvard Crimson) and has since taken photography courses at institutions including the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.  She has worked for public health-oriented organizations such as the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Positive Women's Network of Rajasthan in India, and the Population Council in Kenya. Whitney earned a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011.

She conceived of the PAHW website idea when she was working on public health projects in Asia and Africa.  She crossed paths with so many travelers and public health professionals alike who expressed a fervor for both giving back to communities, as well as capturing and sharing their experiences through photography. She also met so many locals who were becoming increasingly interested in photography as a result of improved access to technology.  The PAHW website was launched to provide photography enthusiasts with a platform to share their experiences while also giving back to the communities they visit or their local communities.

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