For over 25 years Phil Borges has been visiting and documenting indigenous and tribal cultures around the world.
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Photographs by Phil Borges have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. His award winning books have been published in four languages and in 1998 he was presented the Photo Media Magazine "Photoperson of the Year" award. In December, 2003 Phil was honored with a Lucie Humanitarian Award at the Annual International Photography Awards in Los Angeles as well as the Purpose Prize in 2007. Phil teaches and lectures internationally and is co-founder of Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit organization that sponsors photographic projects focusing on endangered cultures and threatened environments.
Phil’s exhibit and award-winning book, TIBETAN PORTRAIT: The Power of Compassion, focused on the people of Tibet, marginalized by the Chinese occupation of their homeland. In 1998 he joined Amnesty International to present ENDURING SPIRIT, an exhibit and book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. His book THE GIFT documents the work of medical volunteers in the developing world. For Phil’s current project, Women Empowered, he has partnered with the international organization CARE. Women Empowered introduces some of the extraordinary women in the developing world who are breaking through gender barriers and conventions in order to enhance their well being and the well being of their communities.
Phil is Founder / President of Bridges to Understanding, an on-line classroom program connecting children from indigenous and tribal cultures with their contemporaries in North America through digital storytelling. The Bridges curriculum guides students as they examine their own culture and explore the lives of children with beliefs and customs very different from their own. The Bridges website is www.bridgesweb.org.
For more information about Phil Borges please visit his website at www.philborges.com.
, Latin America
, Middle East
Programmatic Areas of Interest:
, Economic Development
, Reproductive Health
, Women's Issues
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