The chance to capture the essence of an important social project is one of the most exciting opportunities for any photographer.
That's why Imerys Kaolin
Brazil, organized last year a special competition, offering both amateur and
professional photographers (some of whom being our employees) the opportunity
to have their winning pieces exhibited around the world.
Hundreds of entries were
whittled down to the top 25 photos, each illustrating a different aspect of the
Casa Imerys project, an initiative to assist people in underprivileged
communities with their education, health and income generation.
One of the numerous
projects supported by Casa Imerys is Imerys' Crescer microcredit programme,
which has helped a variety of people from a local fishmonger to a dressmaker in
Barcarena, a municipality in the state of Pará,
where Imerys is active in mining and processing Kaolin, most of which is
As part of the contest
the photographs are being displayed in Belém, Brazil, as well as the United
States, France and other destinations.
You can see all the 25
selected pictures on the Imerys Kaolin Brazil website www.imerysnopara.com.br
. A few of them were even chosen to be
featured on the Imerys 2017 greeting card.
Two lucky photographers
whose images best encapsulate this Expedição Imerys project were also treated
to an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Image Festival – Valongo
2017, in Santos, São Paulo, held
between October 4-8.