Photographer’s “Resilient Light” project captures the resilience of the Immokalee community

Following Hurricane Irma, renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart and crew traveled to Southwest Florida to capture the undocumented strength of victims of Hurricane Irma. Using an innovative lighting process, Cowart’s images captured the resilient light found in survivors, as they work to rebuild their lives. For every print sold, ranging from $35 to $195, 100 percent of the proceeds will go back to individuals and families who lost homes, jobs or other economic resources and basic needs due to the hurricane.

With the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center has partnered with Cowart to address the needs of families in the hardest-hit areas of Collier County, providing them with food, water, supplies, temporary housing and repairs.

“The ‘Resilient Light’ project truly depicts a community of hardworking people and generates much-needed awareness and resources to help them restore their lives,” shares Dawn Montecalvo, President of the organization. “Guadalupe Center looks forward to completing the recovery process so that our children can fully return to school and educational activities helping us continue to break the cycle of poverty through education.”

The community is invited to support victims of Hurricane Irma by purchasing the photos at

About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, non-profit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 94% exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 90% graduated with a post-secondary degree.