Geoff Read, artist and activist, hopes one portrait can echo thousands of miles. His poignant "artistic collaborations" indeed reverberate with the whispers of society's marginalized.

For more than 20 years, his collaborations have detailed the lives of homeless people from Mexico to England to Japan, and Read has also used art to help in drug rehabilitation and occupational therapy. His current focus: to broadcast the suspended dreams of Fukushima's children.

As Read explains, "In my Strong Children Japan Project, the most important thing the pictures can do is to help these children to have a safer childhood."