About Us

Since 2007, Charlotte-based nonprofit Silent Images has focused its cameras on stories of genocide, famine, human trafficking, and poverty around the world. This year, we focus our cameras on Charlotte, NC. Why are the headlines full of political controversy, racial division, murders, and scandals? There is more to Charlotte than the “headlines.” Behind the scenes, ordinary people are doing everyday tasks and having an extraordinary impact in their communities.

Silent Images invites the city of Charlotte to pick up their cameras and share the good news of a quiet hero in their community. Your community could be your coffee shop, bus stop, office, street, classroom, or soccer field. It’s time to celebrate and appreciate these ordinary people who make our communities extraordinary places to live, work, shop, and play. We want everyone to get involved. We invite the professional photographers, police officers, teachers, politicians, professional athletes, the homeless, and anyone else in the city to identify a hero and take a photo of him or her.


The photos and stories will be collected by Silent Images and put together to hang in the Levine Museum of the New South from July – December of 2012.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Grateful for your partnership,
David Johnson Silent Images, Director

Silent Images is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to tell the stories of hope in the midst of persecution, poverty, or oppression through journalistic photography, videography, and writing. The stories and images are provided to nonprofit organizations in an effort to educate and be a voice for the voiceless around the world.