Visual Metaphors have always struck a chord in the consciousness of a civilised society. Images and motifs have a power, that when used correctly do wonders for mankind. For ages - paintings, etchings, sculptures have moulded and shaped people’s thinking and most recently Photographs have helped shaped the world we live in and how we perceive our surroundings or places and people far from us. Photos have proved to be a gateway into the lives of many. The PPT’s main mission is to tap into this aspect of Photography and use it to create - awareness, dialogue and ultimately create change in communities both urban and Rural.
The PPT firmly believes that the camera can be used as a positive tool to engage with communities and that photography can be used to facilitate deep and lasting social change. Since it’s inception, the trust has constantly strived and experimented with different modes and methods to use the power of photography. This has involved creating platforms for marginalised communities to speak via workshops for young adolescents and women in Rural and Semi-Urban Areas. Intensive workshops with these groups have resulted in beautiful pictures and stories, Images they shared have helped organisations better understand the social issues and problems in the context of the people themselves. Their intimate photos are a window into their lives and how they look at it.
Engagement with communities is done on a grassroots level with local involvement and interactions through participation. Programs by the PPT have created positive social impact in urban slum areas, in the lives of domestic violence survivors, children of conservancy workers and many more. Read more about the Social Impact by PPT