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Susi Childers - Biography

Susi Childers of photogenX - a YWAM Ministry - focusing photographers lenses on injustice and the plight of the voicelessFor over 20 years, Susi Childers has pursued photography as an art and a profession. After graduating from her training as a photographer, she worked professionally in Germany with a special focus on portraiture for over 10 years.

She then decided to use her photographic skills in a way which allowed her to speak for those who could not speak for themselves. She has used her camera to work on community development projects in nations like Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Nepal, India, Brazil as well as to advocate for those who suffer injustice.

She has worked in over 50 nations and has published 5 photographic works: The Eyes of Afghanistan, A Voice for the Voiceless, Unique: Faces of the Nations, 30 Days of Prayer for the Voiceless booklet and Hakani (A Voice for Life).

Susi is a native of the Black Forest, Germany. She is married to Paul Childers, has a son called Levi and a daughter called Elisa and currently resides in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Paul Childers - Biography

Paul Childers, President of photogenX - a YWAM Ministry - focusing photographers lenses on injustice and the plight of the voicelessPaul is the president and the leader of photogenX internationally. He oversees all publications, training programs and initiatives of photogenX.

After pursuing biblical studies for 5 years at the University of the Nations (SBS, LTS) and Laidlaw College (BMin), he started to develop photogenX with Susanne. The vision was to see how art could be used as a catalyst for change in issues of injustice around the world.

In addition Paul is a sought after speaker and communicator on biblical studies, leadership and justice issues. He has visited over 70 countries in all 6 continents and continues to travel widely.

He is married to Susanne and is the father of two children, Levi and Elisa. Paul is a native of Auckland, New Zealand. They currently reside in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Layne Grime - Biography

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Layne Beckner Grime, 30, has been a photographer, a telemarketer, a bookstore clerk, a dreamer, a student and a babysitter. Greene graduated from university with a degree in photojournalism and a minor in writing.

She is currently administrating Photogenx's Around The World Track with the infamous and world-renowned beauty, Anne E. Hennighausen. Layne loves listening to music, sitting on porches, reading, singing, taking photos and being with friends.

Layne lives and works with her husband Jonathan Grime in South Western Ontario.  Together they run their own photo + video business (www.jonoandlaynie.com).

   

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