Picture Change Origins

Kate Gazaway

     The initial inspiration for Picture Change came when Kate Gazaway saw the documentary “Born Into Brothels” in 2006. Soon after graduating with a degree in photojournalism, Kate was asked to teach photography with an inner-city non-profit outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was here she saw the potential of empowering local individuals to tell their own stories using photography.

     It wasn’t until 2011 that Picture Change officially came into being during Kate’s first trip to Nicaragua. As of today, Picture Change has conducted 7 projects in 4 countries for 57 students, allowing them to share their stories to hundreds of guests at 11 gallery shows and countless others online.