Virtual Photo Walks
Walk the Walk for Those who Can't.
+Virtual Photo Walks mission is to allow isolated people to become interactive citizens again. Utilizing the Internet, video chat and smart phones, people are able to visit and interact with mobile guides all over the world and to visit the people and places they could only dream about before.
Virtual Photo Walks reaches out to isolated individuals and communities, enlists photographers all over the world, and then moderates, records and edits the interactive Walks to assure the safety and privacy of participants and to archive the experience so that the participants can share and look back on them. Public walks can also be viewed by thousands. Many events are private and unrecorded but moderated by Virtual Photo Walks for the participants.
Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA and non profit status is pending in Canada.
It is a not just a service for those who are hospitalized or cannot go out into the community, but also for the many who just need a break in their day. It is a way to lend a helping hand by providing a window to places and things most of us take for granted. A truly interactive experience. (View the events on You Tube)
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams report by Ann Curry about Virtual Photo Walks.
For the first time, the Google+ Hangout feature, combined with the Android, iPhone or other wireless smarts devices enables “virtual” photo walks. Photographers along with a camera can take their circle of friends along on a photo walk and share the experience with people who can't be there.