“Life Through Their Lens” Photo Book

Imagine a project that would allow a community of people to have a voice in describing who they are, and the very weapon that has been used against them – the camera – can be used now as a window into their world, through their eyes told by their images and stories.  Many have marketed this community – but the story hasn’t been told by them, through their own lens, and in in a respectful way that honors their culture and values.  The purpose of this photobook project is to give community members a chance to tell their story, their way.


Author Dr. Melissa Thomas stands in front of one of two pallets of “Life Through Their Lens” books.

Our books have arrived! We are currently fulfilling our Kickstarter and pre-orders and are ready to ship out any current orders.

Payment can be made via PayPal or credit card online here:  http://appalcare.org/shop/

Checks can be made payable to CARE in the amount of $50 and mailed with order form to  

Project Hoffnung
Book Project
PO Box 28103
Columbus, OH  43228

100% of the proceeds of this book go back to the community through CARE’s Project Hoffnung health programs.

For more details about the project and our successful Kickstarter campaign, click here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1196856269/their-life-through-their-lens-the-amish-and-mennon