Capture Humanity is pleased to announce our first mentorship recipient, Noham Abiy, who will be on assignment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for our partner, Limb Kind Foundation. Noham lives in Addis and has been studying photography since childhood. He's eager to learn about the amputee community in his home country and says that the mentorship program will open his eyes and allow him to help empower individuals through photographic storytelling.
The Capture Humanity mentorship program offers guided, one-on-one, on-location mentorship with Capture Humanity founder and lead photographer Matilde Simas. It extends far beyond the assignment to build and polish necessary skills in the documentary photography field. We seek to provide professional development for emerging talent in the industry and are particularly interested in engaging with new talent from the developing world and underrepresented communities. The goal of this program is to mentor a local photographer in our assignment location while creating visual online and print campaigns for our partner non-governmental organizations.
We had many applicants for this mentorship and on behalf of Capture Humanity, I'd like like to thank everyone who shared their beautiful images with us as part of the selection process. Upcoming projects include assignments in Kenya and the Philippines, as well as a photography workshop for Voice of the Free staff in Manila. We're looking forward to a great year!