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Photographer documents disabled vets’ athletic prowess


October 2017 issue News

Jim Dukes knows struggle. Working as a private explosive ordinance disposal contractor and a radiological emergency response team member, he sustained five traumatic brain injuries, the last of which was so devastating he had to learn again how to walk, read, write, and talk. He was also left without vision in one eye and hearing in one ear.“The analytical side of my brain really stopped working correctly,” Dukes says, “but the creative side started to blossom.” That’s when he... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >

Gratitude Envisioned


September 2015 issue News

Photo book chronicles cancer and inspiration    An uplifting book about cancer? Sounds like challenge. And it’s what Bill Aron set out to create with his recently released “New Beginnings: The Triumphs of 120 Cancer Survivors.” The book catalogues the portraits and stories of 120 people who heard the words “You have cancer” and experienced life-altering positive personal growth as a result.© Bill AronProfessional Photographer: What inspired the project?Bill Aron: I was... Continue Reading >

Ask the experts: Charity auctions

September 2015 issue Business

Q. I support several schools and other charitable organizations through silent auctions and find it to be rewarding. However, I get a little frustrated when my display materials get lost, damaged, or are not displayed properly (for example, a digital frame not being plugged in). On various occasions, I’ve used an individual framed print, a large album, a press printed book, a folio, and a digital frame. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. There are a lot of small charity events in... Continue Reading >
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