Sydney, 2006 — Photo by Bridget

“The more of the world I see, the better I am as a journalist. … And the more I work as a journalist, the more analytically I view the world as I travel.”

— Bridget O’Brien (1981-2007)

Thailand Stories Publish

December 3, 2008

Photos from the Thailand project
By JESSICA LUM

Private groups create change
Nongovernmental organizations in Thailand offer loans, opportunities to HIV positive community

By ROBERT FATURECHI
November 30, 2008

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Pakronphan Janetti sells candy and cheap jewelry for a living.

The delicate woman owns a stand tucked in a little oasis away from the bustling, hot, smoggy streets of downtown Bangkok.

She chats with customers, smiles at passersby, wraps goods and puts her glasses on when it’s time to count inventory with her business partner, a close friend.

Her days are calm. But she remembers when it wasn’t so.

“I know it’s a miracle I’m alive now,” she said… Read More.

Homes give HIV positive children a chance
Nongovernmental organizations in Thailand such as Agape Home take in those affected by virus

By JESSICA LUM
November 30, 2008

Researchers fight the stigma of HIV/AIDS
By ROBERT FATURECHI
November 30, 2008

Sex trade regulated
By ROBERT FATURECHI
December 3, 2008

A photographer in Thailand
By JESSICA LUM
December 3, 2008

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About the Foundation

This foundation was created in memory of Bridget O’Brien, a talented young photojournalist who dedicated her life to storytelling. While at UCLA, her work represented student journalism at its very best — ambitious, enlightening, captivating. After graduation, she pursued her passion across the globe until her death in 2007. She will always be a reminder that we can change the world through a little bit of adventure and a whole lot of honesty.