Frequently asked questions
Who are Voices by Light?
Voices by Light are a charity set up by Anya Bryan and Michael Rowlings which gives children from difficult backgrounds around the world the opportunity to learn photography and in doing so express themselves, learn a new skill and tell their own stories.
What inspired us to create Voices by Light?
Voices by Light began while we were both in our second year of studying photography at Falmouth University, we were both fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn photography over the last three years and as the end of our time studying approached we decided we wanted to work on a long term project to give that same opportunity to those who weren’t as lucky as we were. We believe that teaching photography to children from difficult backgrounds not only empowers them and gives them creative expression but it also gives them a voice, a voice that can tell their story, we hope that the telling of these stories will encourage further equality and equal opportunity.
How do I donate?
To donate click on the donate button, you can find this at the top of the homepage, just under the name of the charity and its message. You can also find a donate button lower in the donate section. Once you have clicked on either of these buttons you will find yourself at the Voices by Light donate page. To donate you then click the PayPal donate button and enter either card or PayPal details to donate. Thank you for any donations however large the sum, these will go towards helping teach photography to kids who would otherwise never have the opportunity.
What donations are Voices by Light looking for?
We are currently looking for donations of any kind of cameras or money that will, in turn, allow us to purchase cameras and teaching equipment. This includes disposable cameras, digital point and shoot cameras, DSLRs or even old smartphones with reasonable working cameras.
What will donations of money be used for?
Money received in donations will be used to purchase cameras or teaching equipment to give children in third world countries the opportunity to learn photography and have their voices heard.
What will donations of cameras be used for?
The donations of cameras, if working, will be taken to Africa and Asia and will then be used to teach children in schools, orphanages and children charities photography. We will leave cameras at each of the schools we teach in so that they can continue learning photography.
How can I contact Voices by Light?
If you have any questions or feedback you would like to share with us at Voices by Light please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call us on 07925 542630.