It’s easy to ignore what you can’t see. But some stories deserve to be told.
We believe that if people had the chance to see the things we see or had the opportunity to meet the people that we meet, they would want to get involved. They would want to help. They would be compelled to make a difference.
And that’s exactly what happens.
Positive Exposures is a part of a movement to expose people to stories that make them think, give them hope and allow them to experience a piece of the world that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Our work is designed to get attention. It’s used in the media, in educational materials, and to raise awareness and funding for the organizations that need it the most.
Our partners have powerful stories to tell, and we have the power to show them that the world is listening.
“For many years, the focus of our project was on doing the work and building relationships with the community. Concepts such as publicity and marketing were not part of our vocabulary. Then the financial crunch came and we had no idea how to find our own inner voice. Positive Exposures’s appearance at Mdzananda was perhaps the universe’s response to our immediate need.
“We were blown away by the photographs. Where we saw the mundane drudgery of service and survival, PE captured art, meaning and expression. Our eyes were opened to reveal a new, unexplored dimension of our work.
“The photo stories and portraits brought awareness to our project and raised funds for us. As a result, an editor for a children’s school textbook approached us to use some of the images in a book. Several months later, PE’s images inspired the creation of our email newsletter. With these powerful images, we have managed to build a solid, engaged audience for our outreach.
Thank you for this incredible gift!”
Jane Levinson, Director
“I am so grateful for the amazing work you have done for Open International. We would not have anything to display on our website had it not been for the beautiful and impressive photographs you have taken of the students and the progress of the school. As if the photographs and the video were not enough, you surprised us by putting together a great book full of pictures and stories that brought the students’ life in Nioro to light for our biggest benefactor.
“The students at the Adja Penda Ba School are very thankful that you took time to tell their stories for the world to see and read. No one had ever given them a chance, much less a voice, and you did all of that. In the short time you spent in Nioro, you had a great impact in the students’ lives and gave them a sense of new direction.
“Thank you for giving them the opportunity to tell their stories and helping spread the word about OPEN International and the Adja Penda Ba School in Nioro, Senegal.”
Khady Lusby, Founder
“The video that Positive Exposures created for House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary has become an integral part of our Website and media outreach. The video accurately portrays the work that we do at HWAH, and shows the motivation and love involved in our cause. People who viewed the video have been inspired to volunteer or to donate to support our mission.
“We have used the video as a part of our press kit and the positive reaction has resulted in stories on The TODAY Show, the NBC 4 News Christmas Charity special and in a multi page article in Bethesda Magazine.”
Sher Polvinale, President