Monday, November 24, 2008

Missions Photography.

People ask me where I am heading after school, what field I am interested in, and etc. etc. I tell everyone, "Missions Photography". If you do not know what that is, it is basically documenting missionaries, their work, and the people group they are trying to reach, while I myself am apart of ministering in whatever way I can. I love photography, but I love people more. I don't think a job is worth more than a human life. I believe a human life is what makes a job worth doing and doing well. I have always believed that whatever job you do, you should do it for something more than self-ambition. I'm not the most selfless person, that's for sure, but I try every day to break that selfish part of my heart. I was on a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico after my 1oth grade year and was already into photography, I just had no real idea where I was going to take it. After Christ broke my heart for the people of Mexico through my experiences and photos, I knew this was it for me. Every day since then has only confirmed that capturing lives changing and building in Truth was my future. I love every part of photography, that is why I try my best to be good at every part, I know I still have so much to learn, but this is where my heart beats strongest. I am so stoked for the future. The top photo was taken in Tijuana, Mexico: Summer of 2005 and the bottom photo was taken in Kingston, Jamaica: Summer of 2007.


13 comments:

Lindsey Edwards said...

these are amazing!

Peggy Attaway said...

Brian..You need to talk to my Amanda. She has a good friend involved in this and is planning something related to this. This person she knows is well involved already.

King Dirty Photo Blog said...

Brother - I totally love you!

Brian Hall said...
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Brian Hall said...

Haha, man, ya'll are great.

Peggy, Hit me up.

Kevin, back at ya.

Denise Benson Photography said...

this is awesome! The photos are amazing and I know the Lord had a plan for you!

Chris said...

Brian, I was reading this entry to my wife and she asked me if I wrote. I am also interested in becoming a missions photographer. I see that this post is nearly a year old. Can you post an update regarding your work towards becoming a missionary photographer?

I will now be receiving your RSS feeds and I look forward to reading more about your photography adventures.

naskren said...

I searched all over for a way to contact you, so I'll ask here and now. as far as missions photography, how have you traveled? by yourself? with a missions organization? are there any you know who take on photographers for that sole purpose? I want very much to pursue this further but have such a hard time finding such opportunities. thanks in advance for your wisdom!

Scott Linscott said...

Man, you inspire me! As a pastor and photographer of 25+ years, I am finding myself called to use my talents in new ways. Maybe He wants to use my photographer gifts to help tell the story of people or missions that need support. So many times images have driven me to my knees in prayer.

God Bless! Stay focused.

davimega said...

Brian I am so glad to have found this website. I'm a senior and have been looking to see what kind of job I would be good at. I want to be involved in mission work and some how tie in photography, I never knew somehting like this was an option. Where did you go to school, and do you raise the funds to attend each trip? I know your probably busy but any information would help immensely!

Connie said...

If you're a professional Christian photographer and you have an interest in missions photos, you may wish to check out PhotoMission.com.

Regards,
Connie Wragge

Veronica Alba said...

Inspired by your words. I am a photography student right now, hoping to go into missions photography and I'd love to talk to you about how you got started! Please email me if you find the time. info@veronicaalba.com

Thank you!

Veronica Alba said...

Inspired by your words. I am a photography student right now, hoping to go into missions photography and I'd love to talk to you about how you got started! Please email me if you find the time. info@veronicaalba.com

Thank you!