Cameras for Healing

Throughout the past year, I have been so lucky to work with and feature some awesome organizations and people through the Pay It Forward Friday series. Today’s feature is no different. I came across professional photographer Maurice Henri through my friends at Panasonic, who are constantly making ties between photographers and the community.  They also introduced me to Henri’s incredible organization Cameras for Healing whose photos are featured in this post.

Cameras for Healing

Grandmothers+EmbraceOriginally founded as an art workshop to help cancer patients and survivors deal with the pain and stress of their illness, Cameras for Healing has been in existence since 2002. The not-for-profit volunteer based organization was founded by Maurice Henry who along with other volunteers has expanded the cause to help people in several countries dealing with incredibly difficult situations.

The idea behind Cameras for Healing is simple. Businesses, communities and a team of volunteers provide cameras and technical assistance to those in need. Those people are then encouraged to express themselves through photography and see their world in a more positive and creative way.

So far the work of Cameras for Healing has helped provide self-confidence and a sense of pride and self-worth in people that needed it most.

The Burdened Spirit

In exciting news, Cameras for Healing is headed from Henri’s hometown of Moncton to Toronto to showcase some of the photos from the project in a show called The Burdened Spirit. The event takes place at the Stephen Bulger Gallery on April 6th from 7 to 9 pm. Admission is free with the opportunity to purchase drinks.  The photos I have seen so far are absolutely stunning and I hope you will join me on April 6, 2016 to see the collection. Prints of the photos will also be available for purchase.


Pay it Forward Friday

Know a brand, company or organization doing awesome things that should be featured in Pay It Forward Friday? I’m always looking to help spread the word on ways we can help each other and the world we live in. Leave a comment on this post or email me directly at

All photos used in this post are credited to Cameras For Healing.

1 Comments on this post

  1. Hi, Very nice article! I am the executive director of a 75 year-old nonprofit that provides photography programs, publications and exhibitions for communities impacted by poverty or disabilities. In NYC that is about 43% of the population.

    Josephine Herrick Project is a WWII baby. Herrick was invited to organize photography programs for wounded soldiers in VA hospitals by Dr. Howard Rusk, father of rehabilitation medicine. Since then we’ve reached over 100,000 Americans in 30 states, age 4 to Hospice.

    Please give me a call if you’d like to feature our organization!

    All the best,

    Maureen McNeil

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