Still Photographer, Filmmaker, Documentarian. Robin’s commitment is to use her work to help bring awareness to the needs of
children living in some of the most impoverished nations in the world. She has photographed in remote villages in Peru, Thailand,
Bhutan, Haiti, and India. As a photographer and filmmaker, her work has been used to raise money and bring attention to
programs which feed and educate children globally. As part of her ongoing humanitarian contributions, Robin co-founded
The Bay Area Heart Gallery, a collaboration between photographers and child welfare agencies; started Robin Fryday’s School
of Photography, a photo camp for adolescents in the Bay Area; documented Peruvian children in the remote village of Willoc, Peru to raise awareness for The Path of the Heart; traveled to Varnasi, India to lend her vision to The Milagro Foundation.
In 2010 Robin started Purposeful Productions, Inc., an entity developed to create humanitarian and educational films. Her first
effort “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” received wide acclaim: 2011 Sundance entry and
a 2012 Academy Award Nomination for Best Short Subject Documentary. Robin is currently in research and development for her
next film project “Riding My Way Back,” a documentary examining veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a treatment
involving horses. A still photography project documenting the restoration of a small town theater in her home town of Novato,
California is also beginning.