Fact 1- About 65% of the population are visual learners – they pick up information with their eyes.
Fact 2 – About 95% of people voluntarily acquiesce to a suggestion without critical analysis or research
Fact 3 – a camera is not just another expensive toy – it is a mighty tool for change.

Photographers can be the thermostat of their societies. Through images, they can control the general feeling in their societies.

Current trend shows low esteem, self-doubt and lack of confidence killing innovation and entrepreneurship . Overcoming these challenges first requires a person to change their mind about their circumstances before this new found confidence can be physically manifested. Through their photos, photographers can help people change their minds and build their confidence about their futures.

As PNG approaches its 40th birthday, I challenge photographers to post at least one positive image per week of our beloved country and the progress that is taking place. Appropriately captioned and with hashtag #photographers4change – share these photos far and wide. Just imagine the change that can be brought about, if photographers keep bombarding people with positive images.

Indeed, photographers can be powerful agents of change.
God bless PNG.

How telling, the cries of children at play


Shrieks, yelps, hollers, squeals.

Giggles, chuckles, chortles and belly laughter.

Innocent, carefree, cheerful.

Hide-and seek, tackles, tussles, tumbles, wrestles.

Scraped knee, chipped tooth, fractured arm and tears.

Honest accidents.

No worries, no fear, no prejudice, no judgement.

The play goes on.

Healthy, happy, no care in the world but fun,

certain love will wipe bloodied knees and tears.

Because adults stay adults – responsible,

making certain there is food for the belly.

for bright eyes, strong bones and lungs robust,  hollaring carefree cries

The society is fair, just, equal.

GDP is up, businesses prospering and tax bearable,

because government is wise, the adults wealthy, the children healthy.

How telling the cries of children at play

Linger awhile, what can you hear?

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