With the utmost respect and sensitivity to our fellow neighbors, our goal is to capture and define what “SERVE” means. Above everything else, the mission is not about you, not about me, not about our organization, and not about the organizations we pair with. It’s about the people being served through the organizations we partner with. We exist to capture the word “serve” in action.
PhotoServe is a new world changing vision. We form teams of photographers from all over the country, partner with select non-profit and world-relief missions, aiding them in their needs and providing photographic/video media to promote their individual world changing visions. The teams’ goals are to always complete the tasks at hand, all the while capturing the essence of each mission.
PhotoServe combines the passion for serving with the love of photography. PhotoServe founders, Tony Skarlatos and Matt Savage, realized a need for photographers and cinematographers to learn and experience the drastic contrast between the first and third world life. More importantly, PhotoServe exists to inform the rest of us this same drastic contrast. While we share a love for photography, the vision of PhotoServe is to define what the word SERVE means. The organization and project at hand take all priority over any photography being taken.
After meeting more and more photographers in the States and around the world that have a like mind for service and documentary photography, they wanted to make it easier for photographers to form a stronger community on a platform that encourages personal spiritual growth while at the same time serves others by using tools and talents we already have.
Tony and Matt worked closely together for nearly 5 years as photographers in the Midwest. Matt and his wife Stevi are thriving now in Chicago doing what they do best . . . photographing people. They currently own and manage Avery House, a Luxury Wedding Photography Studio. They have always had a heart for missions and have traveled to India with and documented for Matthew10 International Ministries over the past few years.
Tony and his family moved to El Paso, TX in 2009 where they joined Casas por Cristo, a non-profit development mission building homes for families living in extreme poverty across the border in Juarez, Mexico. Casas por Cristo builds homes across the border for the poorest communities of Juarez and Acuna, Mexico. It’s aim is to provide for the physical needs of families living without adequate housing and to partner with the local Mexican church in reaching these families with the love of Jesus Christ.