About the Author

Jeff Ballard
Blurbarian Since August 2010
Name Jeff Ballard
My Web Site www.InPlayPhotos.com
Location Orange County, CA. USA
Gender Male
My Bio Born and raised in South Bend, IN, Jeff grew up playing sports. The passion for photography also came at an early age.

While the athletic career never came, his passion for sports and photography never waned. In 2006 Jeff combined his two passions – sports and photography – to create InPlay Photos. An effort that started by shooting pictures of his own kids’ sports careers grew into providing other players’ parents, as well as their friends and extended families, with the in-game action shots of their favorite athletes.

Through his own life experiences, Jeff also began to develop a passion for helping to make the world a better place. He began to turn his camera toward social and economic causes such as ALS and extreme poverty. Through his photography Jeff has helped organizations such as the Jim Karaffa Business Academy for Women in Nairobi, Kenya, the Friends of Kibera, and the ALS Association of Orange County promote their organization and gain support for their causes

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
... profiling the women of JKBAW and perhaps a deeper view into the day to day life of living in Kibera.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Jim Karaffa Business Academy for Women - www.jkbaw.org
www.One.org - advocacy organization cofounded by Bono
Nicholas Kristoff - social journalist
Jeffrey Sachs - author
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Half the Sky - Nicholas Kristoff
Say You're One of Them - Uwem Akpan
The End of Poverty - Jeffrey Sachs