Global Dental Relief

PhotographerMichael Maher
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLa Jolla, United States
Photo DateNovember 2014
Technical InfoCanon 5DIII
Story

Global Dental Relief provides free dental care and oral health education to impoverished children in Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-medical volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages. Global Dental Relief’s commitment is to return to these same children every two years to provide continuous care and education.

Entry Description

Global Dental Relief provides free dental care and oral health education to impoverished children in Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-medical volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages. Global Dental Relief’s commitment is to return to these same children every two years to provide continuous care and education.

Story

Global Dental Relief provides free dental care and oral health education to impoverished children in Cambodia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-medical volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages and remote villages. Global Dental Relief’s commitment is to return to these same children every two years to provide continuous care and education.

About Photographer

Michael Maher is an American born photographer. Most often, he works with humanitarian groups serving the needs of people in remote regions of the world. His goal is to create a body of work that represents a visual continuity for an organization. Much of what interests Michael is how dissimilar individuals and groups coexist within a society. His photography work allows Michael to immerse himself into a kaleidoscope of cultures where he gains a deeper appreciation of the human condition. It is this understanding of humankind, outside his own culture, that gives purpose to his photographs.