A few months ago, Gabriel Boulay went to northern India with the organization Shades of Love, of which we are partners. His goal? To help make the people living at these very high altitudes aware of the importance of protecting their eyes. Through this rich human adventure, Gabriel Boulay was able to truly understand the notion of mutual assistance and solidarity.
Photo Credit: Gabriel Boulay
Hello Gabriel, could you introduce yourself?
I’m 21 years old and I’m from a small town near Lyon in France. I’ve worked since the age of 15 years as a carpenter and in parallel, I developed my passion for photography.
You are part of the charitable organization Shades of Love, can you tell us more about it?
Shades of Love is an organization founded in Munich by Juergen Altmann and Niklas Huppmann. Their goal has been to help people living at very high altitudes in the Himalayas or the Andean Cordillera and educate them about the importance of protecting their eyes.
The organization aids in the prevention eye damage by explaining the risks of UV exposure and distributing sunglasses to the population in those specific areas. We’ve set up awareness campaigns with eye doctor specialists and in the future, we would also like to run cataract surgery campaigns—a recurring problem here.