We are pleased to introduce Sanchez, the sunny yellow Instax mini 8, who has been generously been provided by World Nomads for use on Portrait Equality projects.
“Travellers should give back to the communities that they travel to. In this world of SLR cameras and digital photographers, the idea that travellers can actually give photos as opposed to constantly taking them really resonates with us. Our team also knows that every nomad has a story and that these stories, along with those of the people they meet along the way, should be shared with the world. Portrait Equality is providing travellers with the opportunity to do both of these things – a fantastic way for travellers to connect locally and a give a priceless gift.” - World Nomads
Photographers nominated by World Nomads will have the opportunity to share their story both with Portrait Equality and on the World Nomad’s website.
As the mascot for the travel insurance company, the story of Sanchez is that he is a little orange Nomad who grew up in Melbourne and has been part of the World Nomads family since day one. He was conceived in a Combi van to two raging hippies and has a slightly wobbling head and polystyrene body. Starting out as a lollypop man in 1974, you may recognise him from guest appearances in Indiana Jones, ET and The Breakfast Club. Over the years he has found a real passion for travelling and is proud to say he is now the official WorldNomads.com Logo. Now that’s success!
World Nomads are excited to donate a camera named after their cheeky mascot as he (as they do) loves to connect with locals, give back to the communities he travels in and is always up for an adventurous and spontaneous adventure!”
We also want to introduce the first photographer to be sent Sanchez: Louise Law is an indigenous advisor sharing skills in the Kimberley this November. Giving back is the main purpose of Portrait Equality, and it is great the first journey this camera takes is to help our own in native Australia.
“Photography is a powerful way to inspire people and also to build confidence – something like this done right can help give people confidence, even on a really small scale for a moment in time.” -Louise