Heather loves pinhole cameras, the Pacific Coast, the power of story, frequenting protests, getting on planes with her passport, camels-as-transportation, helping to empower voices on the margins, and anything related to Afghanistan. She has spent the past 10 years working throughout the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East, doing photography and communications work for developmental non-governmental organizations.
Heather is currently Digital and Creative Director for PICO. To peruse her photography, visit Dust and Light Photography.
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The #FlintWaterCrisis Photo Everyone Should See
The crisis in Flint, Mich., has sparked outrage and condemnation, hitting covers and front pages of national media outlets, and pointing to yet another example of our country's original sin of systemic racism. Photographer Heather Wilson shares with us this image from Flint: the old water pipes — blamed for high levels of lead in the city's water, leading to neurological damage in infants and children — v. the new pipes in the background.
#UnitedWeFight — Clergy in Ferguson March for Justice
PHOTO ESSAY: On Monday, fifty-seven people were arrested as part of the #UnitedWeFight march and peaceful civil disobedience at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse. The march was in commemoration of the year-long resistance sparked in #Ferguson by the murder of #MikeBrown.
Afghanistan: A Decade of Life in the Midst of Conflict
On the crest of that hill, mourning the violence Kabul had suffered, I stumbled upon a patch of vibrant wild tulips growing at my feet, and was reminded that, even in this place of bloodshed, beauty and life returns.
Today, may we remember the life, hope, and courage that remains in Afghanistan.
Dissenters, Monastics, and Doubters: My Kind of Faith at the Wild Goose Festival
Audio Slideshow with Heather Wilson
In this audio slideshow, photographer Heather Wilson talks about the beauty of the people, culture, and land of Afghanistan that she experienced while living there.
Cairo is Burning, Mr. President
While watching live footage from Egypt over the past few weeks, over and over my question has been, so what can I do?
Clergy and Students Pray Together for the DREAM Act
Celebrating MLK's Dream Amidst Controversy: A Photo Essay
'Darkness Cannot Put Out Darkness': Friends Murdered in Afghanistan
'Hey Obama, Don't Deport My Momma!': A Photo Essay
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