In Darfur, Sudan, David Johnson began to truly understand the camera’s power to tell stories.

He traveled there in 2006 to document the stories of people displaced and left destitute by genocide. The images he captured as part of Silent Images’ foundational project mobilized people to act and help—and opened the door for more opportunities to serve nonprofits and churches in the U.S. and around the world.

“I got back, found a board of directors, and we were on our way,” David says.

  David shot this view of Cape Town, South Africa, while on a trip to serve AFMIN in 2011.

David shot this view of Cape Town, South Africa, while on a trip to serve AFMIN in 2011.

Nine years and more than four hundred ministries served later, Silent Images’ mission remains the same: to send professional photographers to nonprofits and churches and tell the stories of those they serve using both video and still images.

“We help them tell the stories of who they impact,” David explains, “which then helps them get more people praying, giving, and going.”

The Silent Images team produced this video for Encompass World Partners, designed to recruit new cross-cultural workers.

A mutual friend introduced David to Kumveka Executive Director Dan Kennedy not long after both organizations were founded. That connection has led to both friendship and fruitful partnership as together we’ve served clients like Project Mercy, AFMIN, BlueSky, Veritas, Serge, and Encompass World Partners.

 

When World Harvest Mission changed its name to Serge, Silent Images helped us produce a series of videos announcing and explaining the change.

“Kumveka makes us better,” David shares. “You have high standards and we’re pushed to do better, to tell better stories. We love that part.”

The feeling is mutual.

“Photos and videos capture attention. They stay with you,” says Kumveka Creative Director Autumn Lunsford. “It’s been such a joy to work alongside David and Silent Images to serve our clients and tell their stories.”

 

  A Kenyan boy plays with a handmade soccer ball. David took this series of pictures on a trip to serve BlueSky.

A Kenyan boy plays with a handmade soccer ball. David took this series of pictures on a trip to serve BlueSky.

Interested in learning how Silent Images can serve your organization? Contact them to start the conversation.