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Browsing idealist.org one day in search of visual peacemaking opportunities, I came across an announcement for the 7th Annual Peace Market—a fundraiser to benefit Seeds of Peace.
Intrigued, I researched the organization and found that their work was consonant with what we do here at IGVP. Seeds of Peace attempts to overcome the dehumanization of the “other” by inviting youth from regions of conflict to a summer camp in Maine (USA) each year where personal relationships of respect and dialogue are facilitated. They then return to their home countries where they can become “seeds of peace.”
What ultimately resulted from my time at the Peace Market was this Q&A style photostory exploring the question “why is there hope for peace in the world?” (hat-tip to John Noltner). I had the chance to ask this question of three Seeds and three members of Bad Rabbits, the headlining musical act for the evening.
Learn more about: David Galalis
I practice street photography on a daily basis, striving to place myself and my viewers in front of the subtle details and transcendent dimensions of reality that might pass by unseen. Always seeking greater engagement with reality through my camera, I also follow news-worthy events and pursue longer-term projects of personal interest.