"Casa de Fe" a Photo Essay by Brian Brijbag

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Brian Brijbag is an anthropologist who spent portions of the summers of 2009 and 2010 in Shell, Ecuador. While there Brijbag led groups from the United States to assist at Casa de Fe, a Christian ministry that provides for abandoned, abused, and special needs children. The individuals Brijbag oversaw worked to build a new living space, helped with the care of the children, and ran therapeutic art-based activities. This photo essay is the result of his time conducting participant observation and utilizing other ethnographic methods. Brijbag received his Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida. He is the author of Southern Chivalry: Perceptions of Health & Environmental Justice in a Small Southern Neighborhood. For more information on Brian Brijbag, please visit www.brianbrijbag.com










This picture of Brian Brijbag was taken by one of the children of Casa de Fe during a photography scavenger hunt activity in 2010.

Photo taken by one of the children of Casa de Fe during a photo scavenger hunt activity.

This page is not affiliated with Casa de Fe nor do the opinions expressed here necessarily reflect those of Casa de Fe. For more information on Casa de Fe, check out their website.