Capital of Hope | A journey documenting the effects of change
His assignment was to document the effects of microfinance in Pokuase—a small town located approximately one hour from the capital city of Accra. Mark had previously traveled to Ghana for various photographic assignments and he wanted to see first hand if rising interest and investment in microfinance offered a pathway out of the endless cycle of hardship, hopelessness, and despair for women in this part of the world.
The result of his journey was the idea for a book that would share his experience and document the effects of investing in those in need.
Spreading a self-published message of hope
After designing and producing the book with Mark, we shared it on the Blurb platform. Representatives at Blurb thought it was so good, they printed additional quantities to promote their unique book publishing service in their own marketing campaigns.
Blurb will also be showcasing Capital of Hope at industry conferences, on their web site, at Blurb’s in-house sample library, and in presentations at Blurb’s offices in San Francisco.
Blurb has also notified us that they will be sharing Capital of Hope with publishing executives and others to demonstrate what people can create with the Blurb online service.
Recognizing the impact of microfinance
We are thrilled that Blurb has recognized this collaborative project which was completed with a very modest budget and short schedule.
The book has also generated a great deal of interest in creating other visual documentaries for organizations and NGO’s around the world. In fact, Mark will be recognized at the Pacific Health Summit, sponsored by the Gates Foundation, as the photographer of the year. He will be attending their annual event in London where his work will be on display along with Capital of Hope.
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