Focus For Humanity Announces Appointment of Nevada Wier to the Board

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Focus For Humanity, a non-profit organization that provides grants to photographers working with our planet’s most vulnerable peoples, announced today that Nevada Wier, one of the world’s foremost travel photographers, had joined the main board.

There is a real need to help educate NGOs as to the value of using professional photographers to increase the impact of using visual imagery in their communications.

Focus For Humanity, a non-profit organization that provides grants to photographers working with our planet’s most vulnerable peoples, announced today that Nevada Wier, one of the world’s foremost travel photographers, had joined the main board.

Nevada Wier is an award-winning photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them. Nevada's journeys have taken her throughout Southeast Asia, India, China, Nepal, Africa, New Zealand, Central Asia, Mongolia, South America and other obscure regions of the world.

Her work is represented for licensing by Getty and Corbis. Nevada has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: NG Adventure, Geo, Islands, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. She is a Fellow of The Explorer's Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers and was featured in a Northwest Airlines international television and print ad campaign.

Her recent exhibit, A NOMADIC VISION: 25 Years, just completed a six week viewing at the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Nevada’s experience and reputation join Focus For Humanity, “ explained Marco Ryan, the Foundations Co-founder. “Nevada’s insight into the challenges that working photographers face, her extensive international experience and her rightful recognition as one of todays most successful and influential travel photographers will help Focus For Humanity to shape its strategic direction and ensure that our grants and work remain focused on the impact that photographers can have in helping humanity.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Wier said “I am impressed with Focus for Humanity’s vision and their ability make things happen. I look forward to working with them and to help them continue their success and growth in the future. There is a real need to help educate NGOs as to the value of using professional photographers to increase the impact of using visual imagery in their communications. I am particularly excited that Focus For Humanity are directly addressing this issue through their work.

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