CMC professional photography program grad Christopher Mullen is off to Africa to photograph for the non-profit CURE International. This article was published in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Will Grandbois.
After years looking for a steady job in photography, Christopher Mullen landed two of them.
A week after signing on part time with the Post Independent after months of freelancing, Mullen, 23, got an offer to serve as a CUREkids coordinator in Uganda. He departs in late January and will spend a year sharing the stories of children treated at the CURE Children’s Hospital in Mbale.
CURE International is a Pennsylvania-based Christian nonprofit that takes its mission from Luke 9:2: “…and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
It operates hospitals throughout Africa and the Middle East and has a presence in more than 30 countries, with a particular emphasis on children suffering from orthopedic and neurological conditions.
For Mullen, it’s the perfect fusion of his passion for photography and his faith.
“I like projects that positively affect people and tell the story of a person in need,” he said.
“They’re actually doing something. They’re living out the Bible.”