Shoot Cameras Not Guns!

Recently Four Cornered Photography volunteered to cover a very cool charity event at the lovely Helikon Gallery in Denver. The second annual Beers For Burma fundraising event for Shoot Cameras Not Guns, was a big hit and an overall fun evening for all. Shoot Cameras Not Guns is an organization which teaches photography in conflict areas, both in the United States and abroad. Diana Sabreen, founder of Shoot Cameras Not Guns, traveled to Thailand to teach photography to Burmese refugees living in exile. Her goal evolved into teaching photography “as a tool for social change”, by empowering the people of Burma with an outlet for personal expression through storytelling and photo journalism. Beers for Burma was a lively fundraising event sponsored by local craft beer masters, amazing musicians, entertainers, and various local supporters. The highlight of the event was the stunning photography on display, and for sale in the silent auction. Viewing these photos, taken by photography students in Burma, alongside the stories of those who took them, really showed life in Burma, as well as the importance of Shoot Cameras not Guns. I was very pleased to attend and be a part of this event ,and look forward to the next event. Please enjoy some of my images from the evening.

 

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