“City Cowboy”, by Francis Minien, was a big hit in our room at the DC Design House. We recently blogged about some of Francis’s other work, including his “Where Did My Toys Go” series, which is a whimsical study of plastic toy figures.
There is also a philanthropic side to Francis’s photography that is dear to his heart. For the past five years, he has connected global charities with photographers, allowing non-profits to express their vision through visual art. His organization, “I Wanted to Help”, uses visual arts to raise awareness and promote positive change in the world, both sociologically and environmentally, with the intent to make a difference. “I Wanted to Help” also runs projects based on international themes and issues that it feels call for change. As Francis aptly states, “Change is always needed, and 'I Wanted to Help' believes in change for good”.