Photogs For A Cause (PFAC) had one mission earlier this year and that's to brave the dangerous mountain trails to visit Brgy. Buscalan in Kalinga. They're a group of pro photographers that do pro bono work for NGOs that have no budget for their photography needs and they brought Epson with them to provide on cool unique gift to the people of Buscalan.
|The photo with so much story to tell|
Their mission is a simple one and that is to take portraits and give pictures who have never had their own photographs. This is a great way for those people to see their own image, and keep it as a memory. Aside from that, Epson and the crew brought some basic supplies.
“It’s a simple gift, and yet the joy that they exhibited upon receiving their photos can’t be quantified,” said Donna V. Ferro, Head of Epson Philippines’ Marcom & PR. “These are people who have never owned a photo, and so this was incredibly precious for them,” added Ferro.
|Look at that joy in her face :)|
“This is not the first time that people have come here and take their photos,” said Tracey Heppner, founder of PFAC. “The visitors always say they will come back when they have the photo print outs, but they aren’t able to deliver on the promise, probably because of the treacherous paths that you need to take to get there. But now, with the Epson printer that we’ve brought to the mountain, for the first time, the locals get a copy of their photos,” added Tracy.
|Epson provided an L800 genuine ink tank system photo printer to provide stunning prints to the people of Buscalan.|
“There are a lot of stories here, and it was a pleasure capturing them through photographs. There was a father who posed with his kids – he lost his wife a while ago. There was an old man who has never even seen a photo of himself. There were a couple of kids who were waiting on me the whole day, and when I finally gave them their picture, they ran straight home to keep it safe,” said Tracy. “But perhaps the most memorable is this old woman who asked me how many months it would take for me to give her her photo – she had cancer, and she was anxious that she won’t be around when I come back. When I explained that she’d get it right away, there were tears in her eyes.” added Tracy.
|Say cheese! :)|
Epson aims to improve the lives of its customers with its compact, eco-friendly, high precision products. Another simple yet great initiative from Epson Philippines and PFAC, good job guys!