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 preserving the environment, culture and history of the island of Culebra. The photos below picture the community members who participated in the Beauty Beyond Borders photo walk.
As in past photo walks, each participant received a hand-painted Beauty Beyond Borders t-shirt and a digital camera. Participants were instructed to take photos of anything within their community that they consider beautiful. Although the ages of our participants varied, there was a consistent theme in the photos being taken: each photo had a unique beauty.
The photos captured might be different than what you usually see in magazines, on television and in other media outlets, but each photo had meaning to the person behind the camera. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder and the community members of Culebra proved that beyond a doubt. From hand-painted artwork to holiday decorations, stone sculptures, friends and more – these were just a few of the favorite photos chosen by the children and families.
After the photo walk was complete, each participant shared their favorite photo and the meaning behind the photo with the entire group. These beautiful images and stories can be found on the Beauty Beyond Borders Facebook Page.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this trip possible. We are blessed to be able to recognize and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us every day, and we are so grateful to share this beauty with the Culebra community!