Advisory Board Member Profile
Video Creative Director
Areas of Expertise:
Empathy & Storytelling
Edith Wharton writes that there are two ways of spreading light—to be the candle or to be the mirror that reflects it.
Early on, Tom Costanza chose to be a mirror.
Tom spent the sixteen years as television news photographer at stations from Scranton to Seattle covering everything from presidential inaugurations and shuttle launches to earthquakes, hurricanes, and house fires. TV news helped him develop resourcefulness, compassion, and solid storytelling skills.
When the opportunity to work at World Vision presented itself, Tom was able to use storytelling for a cause.
Since joining World Vision in July 2001, Tom has spent a good deal of time on the road capturing stories, spending three weeks traveling around the world to cover the Asia tsunami and in 2010, the earthquake in Haiti. He’s reported on child soldiers in Uganda, street children in Mexico, AIDS in India, and hunger in the Horn of Africa.
Fortunately, the many heart-rending moments have been balanced by witnessing the joy, faith, and resilience of the world’s extraordinary people, his camera reflecting their light in some of the world’s darkest places.