Through My Lens is a fulcrum of filmmaking and public speaking, as its mission is to inspire students with disabilities to make their own videos and share their own perspectives.

Through My Lens offers instruction to students at the high school and college level on how to make their own amateur videos.  These videos will then be curated online.

Reid’s central message to students will center around how filmmaking not only allows people to gain the perspective of the filmmaker, but also how the filmmaker can reflect and gain self-awareness and self-confidence by sharing his or her story.



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Reid Davenport is an award-winning documentarian who has made numerous films featuring people with disabilities. As a person with a disability himself, he is interested in portraying this overlooked perspective. Reid gave a 2017 TED Talk about the mission of Through My Lens.  His films have been shown across the country and around the world, and have gained prominent media attention from PBS, NPR, Forbes Magazine, the BBC and the Washington Post. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University in 2016. Reid has been making films and public speaking at high schools and universities for five years.


Daniel Lee is a Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP. His knowledge focuses on business operations and risk management. He was a former risk examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and received his BA in Economics and Business.  Daniel has been a disability advocate and volunteering for organizations since middle school. He has worked with various groups and clubs including Bridges and Greater Waltham ARC.