Testimonials

“The way that ImageMagica uses photography as a means of promoting social action is particularly interesting and effective.”

 

Maria-Luisa Chavez

ex-Chief Department of Public Information, United Nations

"In beautiful, touching and often pungent images, the photographer André François shows us, in several places around Brazil, the work of people dedicated to caring for the patients. And doing this, he teaches us a lot."

 

Moacyr Scliar

doctor and writer (in memoriam)

"The project really brings patients and health professionals closer. I notice that this has changed, and it wasn't just one week after you left, but it remained. So, the projetct has a huge potential to remain and that's what we want to achieve."

 

José Roberto Ferraro

Doctor and superintendent of Hospital São Paulo

"Traveling around Brazil giving photography classes and provoking enchantment on students is very romantic! The workshops allow children and young people a time to reflect on a message they want to transmit and to contemplate where they are every day, creating a new perspective. This is something very valuable these days."

 

Levi Fanan

ImageMagica’s educator

"To see our indigenous health work documented on Caring book was attest something forgotten, that was lost in a individualist and consumerist world: the act of caring and sharing the pain. The book is a testament to the anonymous."

Oscar Espellet

doctor portrayed on Caring book

"Your project is very importante. We can see the love that flows of patient and invades those that heal, and the reciprocity of love that goes to the meet of the patient. The caring is the map to stanch the violence and injustice. Love can put a end to suffering and bring to caring to all humanity"

Patch Adams

Patch Adams, doctor and founder of the Gesundheit! Institute

Back home touches and influences on the search for better living conditions. The photos show the effort, the struggle and, after all, the love and joy of being able to be close to people we love. Thank you so much, ImageMagica, for giving me the honor to make part of this project and to show that life goes on!”

Suellen Sebastião

muscular dystrophy patient in home care since 1999 and one of the book’s characters.

"The pedagogical actions transform the students view in the critical perspective, which is extremely relevant to the individual formation of the student. In the workshops, we can see the student’s new look to details that go unnoticed in our daily life. I think we have to bring new opportunities for students to participate in projects like this."

 

Everaldo Simões

educational issues expert in the Department of Education of Espírito Santo State.

“To participate of Life Project was a great way to show to the world the reality experienced by patients and MSF health professionals in Mozambique. The pictures taken by André François are now part of our outreach work and awareness for the Mozambican population.”

Kelly Cavalete

Mavalane ex-project coordinator for Doctors Without Borders in Maputo, Mozambique.