Photo Life recently discovered Human Tree, a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to aiding underprivileged children, families, and orphans around the world through the promotion and sale of photography donated by established and emerging artists. Human Tree works with American-based Headwaters Relief Organization and with Yusuf Islam’s global charity Small Kindness. (Islam is the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens.) Together, Human Tree and its partners look for sustainable sources of income for local aid organizations so they may continue to do their work.
One of their latest endeavors —The Postcard Project—uses the photographs of Tanzanian photographers to showcase Tanzania through postcards available to tourists and locals, in aid of a local orphanage. Humantree.ca has a global range of artists and offers buyers the chance to purchase individually signed pieces of art through their Web site or via local regional offices.