PWB Mission & Vision
We envision ourselves as a community of storytellers empowering our heroes, our planet, and "do-good" grassroots organisations worldwide.
See through a new lens™!
Our mission is to empower grassroots NGOs/initiatives by connecting volunteer photographer and videographers to NGOs/initiatives in need with our GPS Program. Check out PWB News, the PWB Magazine, and our PWB TV web series two see what we're up to!
PWB carefully selects 40 big-impact, grassroots organizations/causes per year that are addressing the interconnected myriad problems we face on this planet as outlined by the UN Millennium Development Goals. At PWB we believe grassroots initiatives deserve more attention as they tend to demonstrate the highest success rates in creating social change due to their organic, local and community-oriented nature. However, they are often overlooked for larger projects that are often mismanaged, costly, and ineffective. Our hope is that by amplifying these grassroots voices and narratives through photography, video and social media, we offer a new way to look at the world: through the lens of possibility.
Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) is a registered, volunteer-run not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and a registered charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status. PWB Canada was founded by Danielle Da Silva in 2009 while PWB USA was founded by Phil Spitze in 2006. The organization now operates as one entity with Danielle Da Silva as the CEO. We are over 500 photographers strong, have worked in over 27 countries and have completed over 100 projects to date. Our images are published in places such as United Nations Handbooks and National Geographic. You can watch PWB's TEDx talk here.
Photographers Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières. Doctors Without Borders and Médecins sans Frontières are registered trademarks of Médecins sans Frontières International. Photographers Without Borders ("PWB") is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and a registered charity in the United States with 501 (C)(3) Status. PWB exists as an independent NGO. PWB is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières. Doctors Without Borders Médecins sans Frontières are registered trademarks of Médecins sans Frontières International.