ABOUT

Social Good Photography, Inc.

Company Info

Company Name

Social Good Photography, Inc.
ソー写ルグッド株式会社

Established On

August 25, 2020

Founder

Shiho Yuruki

Contact Info

info@socialgoodphotography.com

Description

1 Planning, creation, editing, and distribution of photos and videos.
2 Operation and management of photo studios and other services.
3 Planning, creation, and distribution of photo and video content.
4 Planning, creation, and management of events, exhibits, lectures, etc.
5 Distribution of internet and other media services.
6 Management of photographers.
7 Services providing support for various social issues in and outside Japan.
8 Other services relating to those stated above.

Message from the Founder

When torrential rainfall hit Western Japan in 2018,
I went to the affected areas as a disaster relief volunteer.
It was the first time I saw a disaster-stricken area with my own eyes.
The blue summer sky. An entire town destroyed by a mudslide.

Houses filled with mud. People staring at what used to be their homes.
I was at a loss for words.
What was there for me to do?

On site there were people from the local government and non-profits hard at work.
There were also volunteers who had gathered from all over the country.
I was moved just by watching all of the people involved in the relief efforts.

That’s when I found a way to help in my own small way. 
I could take photos of these hardworking people as a means to spread awareness.

In a society where internet and social media are so easily accessible, 
I realized the power that photography had; a photo really is worth a thousand words.

I wanted to help those in need using this power.
I wanted others to become aware of these issues.
I wanted to help create a society where we are much kinder to one another.

This is why Social Good Photography, Inc. was created.

I hope to work with like-minded allies to realize these goals.

History

Social Good Photography's Timeline

2018.07

Torrential Rainfall in Western Japan

Shiho took part in the disaster relief efforts in Etajima City and Kure City, Hiroshima.

2018.08

Shiho worked in partnership with Etajima City’s Council of Social Welfare to take photos of volunteer relief activities while volunteering herself. 

Although the city was not yet back on its feet, the media began to move on to newer stories. Shiho continued to spread awareness about the situation using social media.

2019.01

Borasha Exhibition, an exhibition of photos taken while volunteering was held in Tokyo. 

The same day, the ‘Borasha PROJECT’ began. (The Borasha PROJECT began as a way to spread awareness about natural disasters.)

2019.05

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at the Kure Mascot Festival.

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at the JVOAD (Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) National Forum. Shiho was invited to participate in the event as a photographer.

2019.06

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at an event held by the Hiroshima NPO Center.

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at a disaster preparedness event held by the Council of Social Welfare of Etajima City.

2019.07

A crowdfunding campaign to hold a Borasha Exhibit in Hiroshima successfully reached its goal.

2019.08

A year after the Torrential Rainfall in Wetsern Japan,the ‘Borasha Exhibit in Hiroshima’ was held.

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at Kure Shinkin Bank’s gallery.

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at Fuji Grand Koyo in partnership with General Incorporated Association Saigai Fukko Shien Kiko.

2019.09

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at the kick-off event for General Incorporated Association FUKKO DESIGN.

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at Reborn Fes 2019 in Kure Portpia Park.

2019.10

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at Fuji Grand Higashi Hiroshima in partnership with General Incorporated Association Saigai Fukko Shien Kiko.

2019.11

A mini Borasha exhibit was held in partnership with international NGO Peace Boat.

2019.12

Shiho took part in volunteer relief efforts as part of the Borasha PROJECT in partnership with General Incorporated Assocation Peace Boat Disaster Relief in Iwaki City, Fukushima, a city hit by Typhoon Hagibis.

2020.01

A mini Borasha exhibit was held at a disaster preparedness event held by Gifu Prefecture. 

2020.04

The #OnlinePhotographer Project began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020.05

A virtual photo shoot event was held as part of the Online Family Fes (held by GaiaX Co Ltd.)

2020.06

The #OnlinePhotographer Project was featured at SONY’s exhibition BULLETIN CUBES.

2020.08.25

Social Good Photography, Inc. was founded.

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