Dave Hamilton

Creative Director

Dave Hamilton has been with World Housing from the beginning in Cambodia 10 years ago. There, he documented the brutal living conditions of the Stung Meanchey landfill in Phnom Penh. Ground was broken, and the beginning of World Housing was born.

Founder Pete Dupuis found Dave by noticing his style of photography through a local company in Vancouver. Pete cold called Dave as he was walking to the gym on a cold Autumn morning. Dave and Pete became fast friends, and he was asked by Pete to head the visual storytelling for World Housing. Dave jumped at that opportunity and in the first couple of years used his visual storytelling to bring light to the needs and eventually the charge to the people of Cambodia and the Philippines. Seeing what these homes could do for the families changed him. A simple door that locks and space to cook seems so simple to us, but for these people, it is the difference to help in the journey to change their lives and the lives of their children.

Dave now calls Halifax, Nova Scotia home, where he runs HAMILTON EAST, a winning Content creation Agency. Providing content for clients from Car companies, National unions, developers, and some of Canada's best musicians. Recently, Dave was approached by World Housing to come back on board as the Creative Director for World Housing. He will document the 10th anniversary of World Housing in October, completing a full circle for him and the World Housing team. Dave will be bringing his storytelling narrative through photography and video to spread the word and work of World Housing and all its ambassadors to the rest of the world. We are excited to have him back on the team and excited for what the future holds.

His first project involves flying to Zambia in May 2024 to tell the story of the Tilling House, a school where 30 girls have the opportunity to learn, grow, and become the best versions of themselves. Stay tuned for all this and more. You can follow Dave on Instagram at HamiltonEastinc. As Founder Pete Dupuis would say, "looking forward".

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