Fotolanthropy is a nationwide 501(c)3 non-profit organization that documents inspiring true stories of people who have overcome adversity.
In 2011 I was running my own photography business and started searching for a way to give back with my photography. I had a vision to create a non-profit that would bring photographers and filmmakers together, and document inspiring true stories, but I wasn’t sure quite where to begin. I started praying about this idea, and one day I received a phone call from a young mother. Her only child, baby James, had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and she asked if I could come to the hospital to take a few family portraits. I will never forget the heartbreak in her voice and that phone call would change my life. I gathered a team and that was the beginning of Fotolanthropy. Just a few weeks later baby James tragically passed away, but he remains the heartbeat behind everything we do at Fotolanthropy.
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When I received that “call” I never could never have imagined where the next five years would take Fotolanthropy. We’ve been able to provide portrait sessions to families whose inspiring stories have included individuals finding hope and purpose in the midst of natural disasters, infertility, disabilities, terminal illnesses and more. Our portrait story “A Father’s Love” has several million online views and continues to be shared on popular sites such as the Huffington Post and the Daily Mail.
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In 2012 we produced our first feature-length documentary film, Travis: A Soldier’s Story, about quadruple-amputee and veteran Travis Mills. Travis: A Soldier’s Story has now screened in over 40 cities, including NYC, the U.S. Capitol, Dallas, Chicago, Miami and is now available for rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon and www.travisthemovie.com!
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In 2015 Fotolanthropy premiered our second feature-length documentary, The Luckiest Man, about Dallas businessman John Paine’s journey with ALS. The Luckiest Man was warmly received by over 800 guests at a red carpet premiere at the Angelika Film Center.
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