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There is beauty around us all every day. It’s often overlooked for any number of reasons, but if you look hard enough, you will find it! When you do, share it in the comments or by using #FindBeautyFriday. Need a little nudge? On Friday’s we will post our suggestions for creative ways to notice … Continue reading
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In December of 2015, Beauty Beyond Borders traveled to the small island of Culebra, Puerto Rico to work with members of the local community. Thanks to the assistance of the Culebra Foundation (Fundacion de Culebra), 10 children and family members joined us for a photo walk through the community. The Culebra Foundation is dedicated to … Continue reading
This past trip, Beauty Beyond Borders partnered with Love Light and Melody during their Dia De Luz festival. Love Light and Melody set up a full stage in the middle of the street in Villa Guadalupe, Nicaragua for the whole community to enjoy amazingly talented artists like Brad Corrigan and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. While they were out in … Continue reading
Last week Beauty Beyond Borders traveled to Managua, Nicaragua to work with over 35 individuals of all different ages from 3 unique communities. The photos above are the group photos from each of the 4 photo walks we took within these communities. Each participant was given one of the hand-painted Beauty Beyond Borders t-shirts that were created … Continue reading
Help a Community in Managua Share Its Beauty. PLEASE SHARE this post so everyone who may be able to help has the opportunity to support and learn more about Beauty Beyond Borders! IT’S OFFICIAL! Beauty Beyond Borders will be joining Love Light and Melody and Ileana’s Smile in Managua, Nicaragua in June at their “Dia de Luz // Day of Light” … Continue reading
Beauty Beyond Borders has a challenge for you! Post a photo to social media that you consider to be beautiful along with the story behind this photo. Think outside the box, beyond the typical sense of the word ‘beauty’ and tag it with #beautybeyondborders. This may be something that others may not initially see as beautiful, … Continue reading
Beauty Beyond Borders has already begun to make a difference with your help. If you have been following the project, you have seen the work the students from Alianza Americana created. These collections of photos were presented in the posts below and based on your votes, the ‘fans favorites’ were presented in two different gallery … Continue reading
It’s been a bit of a chilly winter, but Beauty Beyond Borders is warming back up! All of YOU, its amazing followers and supporters, are what has made Beauty Beyond Borders a success thus far. As a new organization looking to grow we would LOVE to get your feedback! What has been your favorite part … Continue reading
“To work with Beauty Beyond Borders and share my photos has been great, because I have had the experience to learn something new. All this time I have begun to look at photos in another way. I will keep taking photos!” – Hector Leon Click the image to view the full photo.
“My experience with Beauty Beyond Borders was one of the greatest experiences I´ve ever had. It showed me how beautiful life is through taking pictures, looking beyond what the world looks like. I also had a lot of fun with this project spending time with friends and having new experiences.” – Maritza Narvaez Click … Continue reading
“From the beginning, this project was a very interesting experience for me, because I was learning about photography and for me it was a totally different world. I learned that behind an image there is always a story and that sometimes there are pictures that remain in the heart. I have taken a lot of … Continue reading
“I was excited to work with Beauty Beyond Borders because in Nicaragua we did not have materials like those kind of cameras. Alicia is a great teacher and she knows so much that we had not had the experience to learn before. I would like to know more about photography and the lessons learned from … Continue reading
“All I can say about working with Beauty Beyond Borders is it was such an amazing experience. Just the fact of taking photos that express the beauty of your own nation, country, or city is awesome because it shows the hidden beauty and how impressive it is to see and to appreciate all the great … Continue reading
Meet Hector, Erick, Maritza, Eduardo, and Maxdoniel! An introduction to the students who worked with Beauty Beyond Borders in Nicaragua through this short video montage of their work. Enjoy!
Take a look at a recap of photos and videos from the week in Nicaragua. The images and footage were all taken by the project founder, Alicia Chouinard. More videos and images taken by the students will be coming soon. So keep checking in! Click on the image to view larger.
The project has officially begun! Five students from Alianza Americana have received donated digital cameras and Flip Mino HD cameras and will spend the next few months creating a portfolio of work that illustrates the beauty of life. In particular, what they think makes life in Nicaragua special and unique. Continue checking in to follow … Continue reading
Beauty. That is probably not the first word that comes to mind when talking about third world countries. Usually people think of poverty, danger or just plain dirty. Beauty Beyond Borders looks past all of that and recognizes the true beauty of these countries. Beauty Beyond Borders is a capstone project for a Quinnipiac University … Continue reading
Each student will be given a donated camera and basic lessons in photography in order to produce a collection of photos, videos, and reflective narrative that illustrates the beauty of their country. Each student’s work will be displayed in gallery showings at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. At these galleries elements from each student’s collection will be … Continue reading