silent tapes is a series of non-profit projects by two photographers, Francis and Stephanie Lane, focusing on documenting the lives of people from different cultures in some of the most impoverished areas around the world, and raising funds for those communities through their works. They believe that every person has the right to adequate basic needs, education, and a safe environment where they can have a dignified quality of life.
To achieve this goal, silent tapes work in collaboration with local NGO’s to promote and develop their programs. Their launch project took place in the Klong Toei slum of Bangkok, Thailand, where they supported a day care and provided many other basic needs for the children. Their 50 Kids 50 Cameras project, which provided a five week photography workshop to children living in the favelas of Brazil, was featured on MTV Brazil and Publico, and silent tapes’ work has been previously recognized in various magazines and publications worldwide.
silent tapes has also built a personal portfolio directing music videos for many notable artists, including The Cold War Kids and The French Style Furs, and will release a documentary for the 50 Kids 50 Cameras project in Summer 2015.
By merging their photographic work with philanthropic endeavors, silent tapes’ goal is to make an impact on the lives of those who need it most, and give hope, through their art.
silent tapes is a registered charity and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of silent tapes must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.DONATE