#LightforLight Blog Relay

We’ve asked a few of our favorite photographers and writers to share their stories, experiences and photos all month long to raise awareness about ONE’s Electrify Africa Act. Because photography means literally, “drawing with light” – we’ve launched a month long Blog Relay: Light for Light to talk about the importance of light – in global health, refrigerating vaccines, studying, running business and in photography.

{updated 7/30/15} Please read and share these beautiful, brilliant, and light-filled posts below.

Electrify Africa by Karen Walrond (blog relay kick off)

Turn on the Lights by Laurie White

There is Light by Heather Barmore

Light for Light by Tracey Clark

Light is Life by Elizabeth Atalay

light for light by our collective

Beneath the light of their bedroom lamp, “Dr. Girlman” healed “Queen Isla” by Rebecca Woolf 

Light for Light + An Easy and Important Way YOU Can Help Right Now to #ElectrifyAfrica  by Jane Maynard

Shine a Light for Light by Whit Honea

Lighting the Way – #ElectrifyAfrica by Juliet Schear

Kaleidoscope by Heather Armstrong

Finding the light is easy when you know it will be there by C.C. Chapman

Light for Light: One Light Bulb, Endless Possibilities by Diana Prichard

LIGHT | Electrify Africa Act of 2015 by Chelsea Hudson

Light for Light by Danielle Cohen

Turn On The Light for Millions by Ana Flores

We Gonna Rock Down to Electrify Africa and Then We’ll Take It Higher by Wendi Aarons

In The Light: Electrify Africa by A’Driane Nieves

Everyone Deserves Light: Fighting Energy Poverty in Africa by Meredith Walker

The Luxury of Light (and how we can bring it to those who have none) by Colleen Pence

Light for Light by Nicole Sanders

Light for Light: #ElectrifyAfrica by Aimee Giese

Help Bring Light Where There is Darkness #ElectrifyAfrica by Jeannette Kaplun

Ending poverty in Africa starts with something you rely on every day…and don’t even notice by Asha Dornfest

The Importance of Light and Why I Need Your Help to #ElectrifyAfrica #LightforLight by Leticia Barr

100 Acts of Kindness That My Readers Have Received (Because There’s Still Light in the World) by Luvvie Ajayi

This Little Light of Mine: Electrify Africa by Jessica Urgelles

Want to get in on the fun? Share your own favorite light-filled image on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and tag it #ElectrifyAfrica and #LightforLight.  Bonus points for adding the link to the petition:  http://bit.ly/1GStA0E.

We’ve posted a few of our favorite #lightforlight #electrifyafrica photographs from Instagram below, as inspiration, to get you started. Now it’s your turn.

sophie marco

Light Up | Help to #electrifyafrica with the @onecampaign. Check out my Field Notes (link in profile) for some thoughts on this issue and how you can support #electrifyafrica. Share your light-filled photos and show support by using the #lightforlight and #electrifyafrica. Thank you! #ourcollectivelight #shuttersisters #ourcollectivelight

Instagram: sophie_marco

#lightforlight #electrifyafrica

#lightforlight #electrifyafrica

Instagram: Carmen Mariez

conniemacko

#lightforlight

Instagram: Connie Macko

fireworks

Fire Island #ElectrifyAfrica #LightforLight

Instagram: tobyb_nyc

#lightforlight

#lightforlight

Instagram: Catherine Connors

elephant_soap

Sparkley lake. Sign the petition to encourage lawmakers to pass the Electrify Africa bill http://bit.ly/1GStAoE #ElectrifyAfrica #LightforLight

Instagram: Cindy Maddera

addye_b

It’s dark out now, but the sun was beautiful this evening when I snapped this. I was sitting in the car after doing a podcast interview over the phone. This month I’m jumping in and joining @onecampaign’s #lightforlight campaign. Each day, I’ll be sharing light filled photos to show support for the #electrifyafrica act which will bring electricity to over 50 million people in Africa for the first time. Want to join in & share your own? Sign the petition—http://bit.ly/1GStA0E, and then share your light filled captures, tagging them w/ #lightforlight #electrifyafrica. Easy squeezy! And be sure to check the hashtags frequently-they’re already filling up with beautiful photos. It would do my soul some good to see yours 😉✨

Instagram: A’driane Nieves

Taken in Kingston, Jamaica. Help bring energy to 50 million people in sub-Saharan #Africa by signing @onecampaign's petition. #ElectrifyAfrica #Lightforlight #light

Taken in Kingston, Jamaica.
Help bring energy to 50 million people in sub-Saharan #Africa by signing @onecampaign’s petition.
#ElectrifyAfrica #Lightforlight #light

Instagram: Nadine Tomlinson

LOVING all of the light-filled images I'm seeing tagged #lightforlight in support of #electrifyafrica! Get in on the action: share your light-filled images with both those tags, as well as the link to the petition to bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the first time. And don't forget to sign it yourself! http://bit.ly/1GStA0E

LOVING all of the light-filled images I’m seeing tagged #lightforlight in support of #electrifyafrica! Get in on the action: share your light-filled images with both those tags, as well as the link to the petition to bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the first time. And don’t forget to sign it yourself! http://bit.ly/1GStA0E

Instagram: Karen Walrond

This is not an iPhone shot, but I'm making an exception. It's one of my favorite light-filled photos I've ever taken, on the blog today for @onecampaign's #electrifyafrica campaign. Please join in on that hashtag plus #lightforlight to encourage Congress to approve funding to provide electricity for 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. @onegirlswomen

This is not an iPhone shot, but I’m making an exception. It’s one of my favorite light-filled photos I’ve ever taken, on the blog today for @onecampaign’s #electrifyafrica campaign. Please join in on that hashtag plus #lightforlight to encourage Congress to approve funding to provide electricity for 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. @onegirlswomen

Instagram: Laurie White

Now it’s your turn to upload your own photos to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag them #ElectrifyAfrica and #LightforLight