Whenever you need to remind yourself of the power of photography, take a lot at today's Video Pick, documenting the work of photographer Rocky Braat. Rocky is an American, but he's chosen to live his life in Chennai, India, working in an orphanage that is dedicated to assisting mothers and children with HIV/AIDS. Rocky's work and his camera make life meaningful for those he works with, and they in turn inform him about the meaning of life and love and spirit. Rocky's life is captured in the moving documentary Blood Brother.
All proceeds from Rocky's new photo book, I Was Always Beautiful will benefit his work at the orphanage (click on the link for more information). Now, aren't you glad you're a photographer? How can your images make a difference in the lives of others?
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