The role of content and image in fulfilling storytelling, marketing and editorial needs at World Vision US.
Tom Costanza spent the sixteen years as television news photographer at stations from Scranton to Seattle covering everything from presidential inaugurations and shuttle launches to earthquakes, hurricanes, and house fires. TV news helped him develop resourcefulness, compassion, and solid storytelling skills. When the opportunity to work at World Vision presented itself, Tom was able to use storytelling for a cause. Since joining World Vision in July 2001, Tom has spent a good part of the last sixteen years on the road capturing stories, spending three weeks traveling around the world to cover the Asia tsunami and in 2010, the earthquake in Haiti. He’s reported on child soldiers in Uganda, street children in Mexico, AIDS in India, and hunger in the Horn of Africa. Fortunately, the many heart-rending moments have been balanced by witnessing the joy, faith, and resilience of the world’s extraordinary people, his camera reflecting their light in some of the world’s darkest places.
Phil Manzano is the director of Content Development in the Brand & Campaigns division of World Vision US. Currently, he oversees a team of writers and photographers, publications and promotional content. Prior to World Vision, he worked at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. for more than 25 years as a writer and editor. He lives in the Rainier Valley area of South Seattle, and, on sunny days, can be found biking along Lake Washington.
For almost 30 years, Jon Warren has dedicated his life to helping the poor to be seen and heard. He has traveled to upward of 60 countries producing photographs for many global publications and organizations such as World Vision. As Photojournalism Manager for World Vision, Jon travels the globe to tell the story of the charity’s work to build a better world for children. He’s photographed everything from the Haiti earthquake to the famine in Somalia. He lived with a Kenyan family trying to survive on food rations and spent a month with children in Cambodia working in a garbage dump. Through it all, his goal is to go beyond the statistics of poverty to show his subjects as individual and worthwhile human beings, loved and treasured by God. Jon has won awards from the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year, Communications Arts, Folio, Maggie Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Magnum Opus.