Esther Havens is a humanitarian photographer capturing stories that transcend a person's circumstances and reveal their true strength. For many years she has worked on social-awareness campaigns with organizations such as charity: water, TOMS Shoes, Warby Parker and Malaria No More.

Her images compel thought and challenge action. She has traveled to over 60 nations in the last 10 years -- and she'll keep going until she sees that every person on the planet has access to education, clean drinking water and a job to provide for their families.  At heart, she is a connector, fostering relationships across continents, cultures, industries and perspectives. While not traveling, Esther is currently home-based in Dallas, TX at WELD.



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Esther has worked with dozens of organizations on fundraising campaigns and events that have raised millions of dollars in funding over the years.  She is also available for speaking at conferences, workshops and churches.

Past Speaking Engagements include:

IF: Gathering, The Justice Conference, TedXAustin, Catalyst Conference, The Gathering, Pursuit Conference, Ideation, Allume Conference, Barefoot Conference, Collyde Conference, SALT conference, Idea Camp, Echo Conference, Linger Conference, Southwestern Photojournalism Conference, TSCO staff retreat, Light The World, Plywood Conference, Story Conference, Create Conference.

photo by Heidi Naylor

photo by Heidi Naylor

"One of Esther's greatest gifts is she truly sees people and that seeing translates into a deeper understanding of the needs and the potential in those she serves. These are some of the most important qualities in effective communication and these qualities always come out when Esther speaks. It’s as if she wears special glasses and in her communicating she shares those glasses with all of us. Anyone who has sat under her teaching sees the world and the people in it in new and compassionate ways."                                                                                   - JENNIE ALLEN  Founder of IF:Gathering and Author of Nothing to Prove