Halim Ina PhotographyPhotographer Male Cleveland, Ohio, US
My Website: Halim Ina PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/halimina
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For those of you who have followed my work through the years, the images have hopefully spoken of the social value behind the images. In less than two months I return to Cuba to photograph ballerinas on the island, and I would love to give them dance costumes for their studies, and in order to make even more magical images. An Indiegogo campaign has been started with a humble budget, and I hope that we can come together on behalf of these beautiful dancers. You can click on the image below to visit the Indiegogo campaign and make your generous donation.
A short video is included below as a preview of my work on the island, and features one of these incredible girls!
The TEDx Talk has been posted, please be gentle!
The most recent show featured original silver, fiber prints with 100% of the revenue going to five schools for girls in Rajasthan, India. Should one be interested in a traditional, darkroom print and in learning more regarding this collaboration, I will be more than happy to assist in both. A full viewing of the images has been made available for selection purposes. What better way to purchase art than to support girls for schools at the same time!
Below are just three examples of girls now attending classes thanks to the generosity of those purchasing prints from the last two gallery exhibitions. My visit to India at the end of last year was an experience unlike any other, seeing the girls sitting down in their classroom once again and writing on the their own chalkboards the lessons for the day. The purpose of these images realized in person cannot be described fully here.
Welcome to our page,
At first glance, these portraits will look out of place here.
Then one realizes that these people are just as beautiful, just as important as anyone with access to a beautiful camera and a good agent. Through their portraits, the subjects share their stories with us.
My leaning towards women is based on one fact: women are the least represented segment in most societies. Most of my work is from Asia, Africa and the Americas.
This photography has one purpose: the support of certain non-profit foundations with an emphasis on women and girls. Links to the various foundations can be found through my website above.
The intention with ModelMayhem is to explore possibilities closer to home. If you find yourself drawn to these faces and this very specific technique, then you may feel free to share your thoughts with me.
All payments made for my work will go to the foundations. If it is me contacting you, then your work is on me unless you feel like making a donation for a great cause.
With every penny exchanged for a portrait, a girl on the other side of the world gets access to an education. My work is purely social in nature and our collaboration will benefit all involved.
For the time being, only female models are being included in this work. You have my gratitude for your visit.
NOTE: All images are for sale as photographic prints and will benefit the subjects. You may follow the link at the top of this page for more information. All purchases are 100% tax-deductible through my foundation and all images are printed by hand on museum-grade paper in a wet darkroom, processed to archival standards by me, the photographer!
With immense gratitude to my dear brother Patrick, the website can proudly be presented for your review. You may view other images and gather more information regarding the separate foundations through its pages. My hope is that you will find the images just as inspiring.