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Sponsor a Refugee Storyteller

Sponsor a Refugee Storyteller

portrait of Syrian Bassil Watti holding a phone showing photos of his children
Portrait of refugee Fay Khodaperest dressed in black against a green background looking at the camera

Refugee Stories Must be Heard

Changing the narrative begins with giving refugees the tools to tell their own stories. All 1000 Dreams refugee storytellers were given camera equipment, a workshop, and continued mentorship to support them documenting the stories of their communities. We want to train more refugees to tell their own stories, but we need your help. It costs 1000USD to fund a storyteller’s participation.

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Stories about refugees, by refugees

When the media reports on the refugee experience, it is almost always done by outsiders. Foreign journalists look for stories of terrible loss or exceptional success. When refugees are allowed to tell the stories of their own communities, the results are more complex, more human. By supporting our team of storytellers in this one of a kind project, they are creating the largest & most complex collection of refugee stories in the world.

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Sponsor a Storyteller’s Kit

To create powerful images which cause positive impact, refugees must have the tools to create them. In order to make their work sustainable beyond this project, every storyteller who completes to project gets to keep the equipment. This allows them to continue working is visual media beyond 1000 Dreams. Please consider making a donation to fund part of or all of a refugee’s storytelling kit : 

Light Stand – 10USD
Flash Umbrella – 25USD
Transport – 50USD
Stipend – 100USD
Flash – 200USD
DSLR Camera – 500USD

Full Cost to Join a Workshop – 1000USD

“Storytelling Changes a lot of things around the world. Because as a human, if you see another human going through all this difficulty & this challenges, you’ll feel it. And you will put yourself in the same situation. And then, you will act and you will help.”

Yousif Al Shewaili, Iraqi Refugee Photographer

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