Josh Lawrence is a photographer from Somerset, England, having moved to the UK in 2003 to chase a career in photography. Josh once worked with the British GQ magazine for a number of years, but now works as a freelance photographer and film maker. He currently lives between London and Madrid.
Josh will be document the work of JUSTA with Photographers Without Borders.
PWB asked Josh a few questions about his upcoming trip.
WHAT MAKES YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING JUSTA?
I think Justa is a great cause because it goes beyond just providing aid and really helps people to help themselves. They are giving people a purpose in life, help them feel self worth and provide for themselves and their families. Helping people in need is all well and good but guide someone to help themselves and you are making a real difference that can continue on for future generations.
HOW DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
I myself am guilty of getting absorbed in my own life and troubles but it is really important to zoom out on everything and look at the bigger picture and put things in perspective as often as possible. Seeing just how much hard work goes into these projects and the transformations in peoples lives it brings so important for the world to see to help them see the bigger picture, and how they can then help.
WHAT MESSAGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEND TO YOUR SUPPORTERS?
The support so far as been amazing. I think most people would like to help the world in some way and I think seeing me embark on this adventure has opened some minds already. If people can spare anything they have to help me document this amazing cause and share it with the world they would be helping the world in more ways than they know. Not just the direct lives affected by Justa, but maybe everyone that sees the great work they do and then carries that message into their own lives and perhaps they make a tiny adjustment for the better. If everyone in the world changed one thing for the better everyday the world would be an amazing place to be.
Visit Josh's personal website here