The Sakina Mission is a nonprofit which partners with organizations around the world through visual storytelling. We are a team of artists who believe in the importance of artistic integrity and the power of story to convict and compel people into action. Through authentic imagery we will advocate for an organization, rally behind their cause, and be a voice for their mission and those they serve.
The world habitually reduces people to statistics and converts tragedy into easily ignored numbers. We strive to speak for those individuals whose voices are often lost. We believe storytelling is the most powerful and effective way to breed understanding and empathy. We want to tell the hard stories that delve honestly into the gritty reality of being human―stories where grief and joy sit together. Sharing these visual stories on a global platform can provide incentive and opportunity for people all over the world to become involved in a ministry and form heart-level connections with people in need. We trust that this global involvement can help alter the trajectory of an individual’s narrative, from one of sorrow to one of hope.
If you partner with us, we will send a team of visual artists to your location to capture photographs and video content for your organization. We will immerse ourselves in the thick of your mission, build relationships with your staff, and create a dialogue between our organization and your local community. You can use our stories and imagery to expand your cause by sharing new content in a dynamic and engaging way.
To tell stories of grace and redemption that illustrate what it’s like to be human in different parts of the world, without ever sacrificing artistic integrity.
To create a community of artists who are passionate about the human story and who use their talents to communicate it in beautiful, inventive ways.
We are committed to creating quality, authentic imagery that never exploits its subject or manipulates its viewers.
We are always looking for new contributors to our Journal, a monthly meditation on the human story. We want to know what experiences and stories have burrowed into your heart and left you changed. All forms of writing are encouraged, including essays, poems, nonfiction, and fiction.
If you prefer images to words, we would love to feature your photographs in our Journal. If you’re a photographer who also loves to write, you could compose a written piece to accompany your images, in essay format or even short stories as captions for each photo.
Many organizations we partner with not only have a need for quality images, but lack an engaging, well-designed website. We would love to be able to recommend some amazing designers who can help create logos and/or websites for our partners.
As a visual storytelling ministry, we want to engage in all kinds of visual art (hand-lettering, drawing, painting, etc.). We might commission you to create a piece for us, adding a unique visual element to one of our stories, or one of your pieces could be made available for purchase on our site.
We know the importance and power of quality music in videography. If you are interested in composing a song for a future video project or have original music we could feature, we would love to hear from you.