Pictures of Humanity, Traveling Through Depression
On this show World Footprints discusses the power of travel to generate social change and heal depression with two amazing guests.
Matilde Simas is an award-winning documentary photographer who uses her gifts to generate social change. Her work focuses on human rights, people affected by trauma, and endangered ecosystems.
In 2017 the award-winning photographer founded Capture Humanity, an artistic collaborative organization that aims to document humanitarian groups that assist women, children, marginalized communities, and conservation efforts. Patience, commitment, and integrity are the core of their effort to inspire greater creative and social consciousness.
Then, throughout the years we’ve heard many stories about how travel has saved and transformed lives. In Ying Ao Ieong’s case, an impulsive trip to Milan helped her battle dark thoughts and hopelessness.
Due to a number of factors, including her traditional upbringing in Macau, Ying developed depression whilst studying in London, England. Ying realized that that she was walking a dangerous tight rope so she sought to shake things up with an impulsive trip to Italy. Italy changed her outlook and showed Ying the value of life.
COVER: This photo by Matilde Simas is included in the “State of the World” Exhibition. It focuses on bringing uncensored news, directly from photographers witnessing events with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.
Warning: This episode contains a story about suicidal ideations. Please know that we have chosen to share this story as a means to inspire hope. If you know of anyone who is danger please use the resources we’ve included on this page.