Author Archives: Brad Thompson

Gospel Justice Documentary Update

  I’ve been steadily getting the organizational work done for the documentary on Christian legal aid.  Plan to start photographing in earnest next week.  Here’s where I am at in my thinking: Potential Stories We are in the research phase, … Continue reading

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Review: How Will We Feed Them?

We need more food and we need it now. To meet the food needs of the 21st Century the nations of the world must make it easy to live and prosper and rural areas. Moravavy Seraphine and her daughter Maria … Continue reading

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Story idea: Gospel Justice Ministry

It’s been a while since my last post, and that’s partly because I’ve been pursuing a story. I’d like to outline that story here, and get feedback or suggestions as to how to improve it. I’ll start with some market … Continue reading

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What If Today Is Opposite Day?

I suspect the vast majority of people reading this post have seen Dorothea Lange’s photograph entitled Migrant Mother, an image of a woman as she ponders her future during the depression.  This 1936 picture has been used innumerable times to … Continue reading

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Making Money with Multimedia — Part 2

If multimedia producers such as Brian Storm of MediaStorm followed the typical business model in dealing with photographers as suppliers of the content, they would seek to get maximum value at least cost. But from my observations at his conferences and … Continue reading

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Book review: In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America

Can Christians see no evil? Some folks probably think that.  And not without reason. In my experience, some Christians do avoid negative topics. But in almost photographic terms, many Christians see the evil but choose to focus on the good.  … Continue reading

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The Lord Doesn’t Need a Lawyer: The Case for More Sophisticated Storytelling

Arguably, too many Americans go on short term mission trips overseas.  I don’t mean those to be fighting words.  I’m merely expressing the other side of a discussion about the value of sending so many folks to help those in … Continue reading

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Making Money with Multimedia—Part 1

Over the last couple months, I’ve shared a few stories about people struggling to undertake Christian documentary photography in a sustainable way, with a couple of them going out of business. But the challenges these photographers face aren’t unique to … Continue reading

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Project Ideas: Local Medical and Legal Missions

One of my more selfish reasons for wanting to host this blog is to draw upon the wisdom of the crowd. In that vein, I would like to lay out my basic plans for a Christian documentary photography project I … Continue reading

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Creating Powerful Multimedia Presentations: A Format for Christian Documentary Photography

In Rwanda, in 1994, Hutu militia committed a bloody genocide, murdering one million Tutsis. Many of the Tutsi women were spared, only to be held captive and repeatedly raped. Many became pregnant. Intended Consequences tells their stories. See the project … Continue reading

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