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About us


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About us


PWB Canada was founded by acclaimed photographer/director and sustainable development specialist Danielle Da Silva in 2009, while PWB USA was founded by photographer and educator Phil Spitze in 2006. The organization now operates as one entity with Danielle Da Silva as the CEO. We are over 650 photographers and videographers strong, have worked in over 30 countries and have completed over 100 projects to date. Our images are published in places such as United Nations Handbooks and National Geographic.

 
 

OUR VISION

We envision ourselves as a community of storytellers empowering everyday heroes and grassroots organisations worldwide. See through a new lens™!

OUR MISSION

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 mission is to empower grassroots NGOs/initiatives by connecting volunteer photographers and videographers to NGOs/initiatives in need with our flagship PWB Program. We carefully select more than 50 big-impact, grassroots organizations/causes per year that are addressing the interconnected problems we face on this planet as outlined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our hope is that by amplifying grassroots voices and narratives by storytelling through photography, video and social media, we offer a new way to look at the world: through the lens of possibility. Check out our Online Magazine, our Print Magazine, and our PWB TV web series to see what we're up to!

 
 


OUR SPONSORS

We kindly thank our sponsors & supporters for helping us make more of an impact each year. 

 
 
 
 

Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team


OUR TEAM 

PWB is run by dedicated Staff & volunteer members.
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OUR AMBASSADORS

Our ambassadors do an awesome job at promoting our NGO partners and PWB programs. 
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OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Our photographers partake in once-in-a-lifetime volunteer experiences to document the grassroots causes that we champion.
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OUR NGO PARTNERS

Our NGO partners have great stories to tell and we're helping them do so.
Meet our NGO partners →

More PWB


More PWB


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PWB TV

Discover the work of our partners through the lenses of heroic our photographers. 
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PWB School

Get a chance to learn from a master photographer and explore the world.
More About PWB School →

PWB Prints

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Get a limited edition PWB print to support us. New images curated monthly.
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PWB Magazine
PRINT

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Winner of the 2016 Printing Industries of America Premier Print Award.
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PWB MAGAZINE
ONLINE

Sharing stories about all the good in the world. See through a new lens™.
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