#SaveTheChildren: An online, curated series of life-changing, personal portraits from around the world

For years, photographer Craig Mullaney’s editorial images have shown us that it is never too late to escape the adult world. But, this year, the 32-year-old professional photographer, embarked on a project exploring what he believes makes young people mature naturally, and it is working.

On Instagram, Mullaney boasts more than 16,000 followers as well as clients in Europe, the U.S. and South Africa. However, this year, he is pioneering a new way to sell his photographs, enlisting a handful of key collaborators to follow the lives of children at various points in their growing up, to pursue his goal of eliminating infant mortality and chronic underdevelopment.

The upstart enterprise has gained significant traction online and offline, and despite his overuse of brevity, says Mullaney, it is working. With a range of Insta-photography, the explorers begin to “nail just how important patience is in life.

“I am passionate about teaching this to young people in the context of in developing countries where it is often lacking in a small amount of places, and equally in countries that are well developed but lack the open, receptive, passionate community spirit or crucial sense of direction for which it takes great care to nurture.”

Read the full story at The Creators Project.

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