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Annenberg Space for Photography
Located in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Space for Photography 
is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The venue is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the LA area.  For those who are not located in LA, you can find photographs and videos from current and past exhibitions online. We recommend you check out the "Water: Our Thirsty World"video below - a 2010 Annenberg exhibit examining the precarious state of our world's fresh water. More information at http://annenbergphotospace.org.



Artists Striving to End Poverty
Based in New York City, Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP) connects established and emerging artists with underserved youth to use the arts as a tool to foster creativity, teach life skills, and awaken young people's imaginations. Since 2003, ASTEP has partnered with established community organizations to deliver after-school, holiday, and summer programs that are grounded in arts education. ASTEP builds a child's capacity for self expression and inspires youth to develop the skills they need inside and outside the classroom. Learn more at http://www.asteponline.org.

Collective Lens
Collective Lens promotes social change through photography. Website visitors can upload a photo and help bring awareness to issues around the world that they see as pertinent. Learn more at www.collectivelens.com.

JR
The Parisian artist flyposts large black-and-white photographic images on the streets of cities around the world to challenge "widely held preconceptions" and talk "about commitment, freedom, identity, and limit." He won the 2011 TED prize for the far-reaching impact of his work.  Learn more at www.jr-art.netand check out his speech as the 2011 TED Prize winner by playing the video below.

Founded in 2006, the Art | Global Health Center at UCLA seeks to nurture a global network of artists and advocates working in the realm of public health. Harnessing the communicative power of the arts, the Center creates public health interventions that celebrate life, buttressed by principles of human rights and social justice. The Center's "Through Positive Eyes" project gives photographic voice to people living with HIV in major cities around the world. Learn more at  http://throughpositiveeyes.org.
For two and a half years, photographer Phil Borges visited dozens of projects organized by the non-profit organization, CARE, to empower women to improve their own well-being and the well-being of their communities in Africa, Asia and South America. "Women Empowered" is a book that contains the stories of 25 women he encountered, "whose bravery and determination speak to the universal themes of courage, empowerment, and human rights." Visit http://philborges.com/about.


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