We value people, their inherent beauty and dignity.
There’s no room for ethno-linguistic or artistic pride. We take the approach of learners in cultures and amongst other visual peacemakers. Rather than being jealous of another culture or visual peacemaker, we celebrate beauty and dignity wherever we find it.
Craft & Community
We pour ourselves into our work. We develop our craft, pursue instruction, and help others succeed. We are open to criticism and critique as we strive to grow in our abilities and communicate our vision. Creating in community sharpens us. Uniting our efforts in community makes our voice louder and message more colorful.
We respect the thoughts and work of one another at the IGVP roundtable (unless they are vulgar, slanderous, or violent). We are not obligated to agree, or to pretend to, but rather to model peace and respect amidst differences.
We aim to serve 1) our photographic subjects, 2) one another in the peacemaking community, 3) humanity. We treat photographic subjects with respect, tell their story to the world, and document their life in honoring ways. We serve fellow visual peacemakers through our participation, and by sharing knowledge, creativity, and resources. We serve the audience of humanity by providing opportunities to broaden perspective and deepen compassion.
Each person’s vision is unique and has potential to serve humanity. We value exploring and nurturing vision, sharing our vision, and learning from the vision of others. Visual peacemaking is a worthy cause made powerful and effective by working toward one vision: the IGVP vision statement.