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On Dec 28, 2008, Blanca Garcia and Liz Rivas began their trip - visiting eleven countries and at least eight relief organizations in a period of 50 days. Blanca is a professional wedding photographer trained in photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin. For years she has longed to use her skill outside of America to capture faces of need and hope and images that portray both tragedy and beauty. After a trip into the IDP camps of Myanmar this summer and time spent among the impoverished peoples of Asia and Africa, Liz felt led to continue expanding her world and communicating what she sees to help enlarge the world for others. They catalouged their journey through their blog (eyestosee2009.wordpress.com) and recently self-published a coffee table book of photographs and short stories in an effort to continue to raise awareness of both the needs as well as those organizations and individuals striving to meet them.