Each year, PPA photographers who have contributed at least $240 to Operation Smile are eligible for a drawing to determine who will be awarded the life-changing opportunity to document an Operation Smile medical mission. Each additional $240 contributed (the amount needed by Operation Smile to enable their volunteer medical professions to perform a single surgery), provides the contributing photographer with another chance in the drawing. The personal narratives and images made by PPA photographers testify to the power that PPA members possess when they stand together to support such a worthy cause. Here are their stories:
Marathons to Mission Trips — Ethiopia, May 2011
Laurie Weaver, Treetales Photography, Auxtin, TX
To view and read about the Operation Smile Mission to Ethiopia that PPA-member photographer Laurie Weaver documented.