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Tallahassee photographer corrals funds for refugee families


September 2017 issue News

Have an idea for a personal project? “Just do it,” advises Alex Workman.© Alex WorkmanA combination of personal and world events set Workman’s recent pro bono project into motion. Early this year, Workman’s wife took a job at a church in Tallahassee, Florida. The church has 70 members who are refugees, he explains, and he and his wife began developing friendships with the families. As the year wore on, issues of immigration and refugee rights continued to move to the forefront of... Continue Reading >

Photo series highlights human trafficking in Kenya


September 2017 issue News

One way to garner support for a cause is to put a face on it. But what to do when there’s no face to feature, such as the case with human trafficking victims, who need their identities concealed?© Matilde SimasWhen fine art and documentary photographer Matilde Simas volunteered with HAART Kenya, a nonprofit that supports victims of human trafficking, she had to devise ways to capture portraits without revealing victims’ faces. Adult victims chose to pose with their hands covering... Continue Reading >

You’re not ready


July 2017 issue Business

Sounds like the perfect timeWhen my daughter started competing in triathlons, her biggest challenge of the swimming, running, cycling race was the swimming segment. She was a terrific swimmer—strong with efficient form—in the pool. But she’d never raced in open water. Moving fast while trying to maintain a straight line undefined by swimming lanes was disorienting and scary. The biggest lesson she learned from a seasoned pro: head down, keep moving, and look up occasionally. The best... Continue Reading >

A personal project redefined David Peters’ photography business


July 2017 issue Profiles

David Peters realized the true value of his work, and it changed his lifeFor decades, David Peters, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP, ran a successful portrait business in Marin County, California, just outside of San Francisco. As he advanced into his 60s, Peters wondered if there might be a more profound purpose for him and his work, something to refocus his efforts and allow him to continue his career on renegotiated terms.Around the time he was contemplating questions that would potentially alter... Continue Reading >

Photographer’s personal project leads to nonprofit launch


6.26.2017 News

A passionate voice“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” So says portrait photographer David Peters, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP, when describing his inspirations for founding Passion Voice, a faith-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting charitable causes related to the abuse of children. Peters founded Passion Voice after traveling to Fortaleza, Brazil, with Iris Global, a Christian missionary organization.In Fortaleza, Iris operates a program aimed at breaking the cycle of... Continue Reading >

Precarious perch: Jay Philbrick’s riskiest photo shoot


January 2017 issue News

This wasn’t Jay Philbrick’s first time photographing a model on a mountainside wearing this purple parachute dress. But the Eaglet spire in Franconia, New Hampshire, was the trickiest location yet.For this session, Philbrick needed a model with climbing skills, as she was required to climb the spire in the afternoon, spend the night at the top, and be ready to work at sunrise. Philbrick hired climbing safety expert Marc Chauvin to accompany the model, Kristina, up the spire and anchor her... Continue Reading >

Jeremy Cowart’s humanitarian hotel


October 2016 issue Business

He’s photographed Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Sting, Courtney Cox, and plenty more high-profile subjects. Now celebrity portrait photographer Jeremy Cowart is taking on a completely different challenge: launching a humanitarian hotel brand.© Jeremy CowartThe Purpose Hotel, which will open its first location in Nashville, Tennessee, will allow guests to give back to charity simply by booking a room. The hotel’s furniture, artwork, and in-room amenities such as shampoo, soap, and... Continue Reading >

Shedding light on light pollution


August 2015 issue News

Cities are consumed by so much light pollution that we forget to look for stars because we see them so infrequently. Photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic want to remind the public what the sky looked like before artificial light washed it out. Through a Kickstarter campaign, they’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund their Sky-glow Project, time-lapse photography work in North America’s dark sky locations (skyglowproject.com). They hope to compile the images into a... Continue Reading >
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