6 tips for running a successful photography fundraiser

June 2019 issue News

Four years ago, pet services company Woofie’s contacted pet photographer Ellen Zangla to see if she’d make Santa pet portraits for its clients. When Woofie’s asked what Zangla would charge for the gig, she proposed another idea: Set up the Santa portrait sessions as a fundraiser for a local animal rescue.  Since then, Zangla has made it a regular part of her business to participate in fundraising events for animals in need. “I feel it’s important to give back,” she says. Last year... Continue Reading >

Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine documents the world

May 2019 issue Profiles

The Shaur warrior led the way. Lisa Kristine had been living among the warrior’s community in 2017, documenting their lives in the Amazon region of Ecuador. When it came time to take his photo, she followed him to a place he said was sacred to him: a clearing where waterfalls cascaded against a backdrop of lush, green vegetation. He said, “Every plant, every waterfall, is like a child to me.” And Kristine knew she had her shot.Lisa Kristine © Lisa KristineThat experience and the... Continue Reading >

Saying thanks with portrait donations

November 2018 issue News

Gratitude for a life-saving rescueOn Jan. 17, my 13-year-old daughter Jolie didn’t come home.© Rogier van BakelEarlier in the day, she and her best friend, Julia, had been ice-skating on a nearby lake on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Acadia National Park. By 5 p.m., it was snowing, night had fallen, and I was frantic with worry. Julia’s mom and I determined that the girls had gone snowmobiling with Eli, Julia’s dad. There wasn’t a trace of them other than Ski-Doo... Continue Reading >

Photographer donates printed portraits to Cambodian villagers

August 2018 issue News

The power of seeing one’s PORTRAIT for the first timeIn 2014, travel photographer Reuben Teo was on vacation visiting a Cambodian village when a group of local children approached. After playing with them for a bit, he began making their photographs. Each time he snapped an image, the children would grab his arm to peek at the camera’s digital back, searching for their own visages on the screen. Teo later learned from villagers that none of the children had pictures of themselves. “That... Continue Reading >

Record of service: Stacy Pearsall’s veteran portraits

March 2018 issue Profiles

The old man, in his 90s, headed to the seat next to Stacy Pearsall. She avoided him. They were in the waiting room of a Veterans Affairs clinic, and Pearsall’s neurology appointment was already running two hours late. She was feeling “extra surly.” Indeed, she was in a dark, dark place. Pearsall, raised by a single parent “at the poverty line,” had joined the Air Force at age 17 and became a combat photographer. She excelled in that craft, twice winning the National Press... Continue Reading >

Anatomy of an Image: Veteran portrait by Stacy Pearsall

2.26.2018 News

©Stacy PearsallPhotographer: Stacy PearsallDate: Nov. 12, 2015Location: AtlantaSubject: Col. Paul A. Koshewa, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Air Force. Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Louisville, Kentucky, he served as a B-24 navigator in Italy during World War II, as a navigator on C-97s, C-54s, and C-45s during the Korean War and on the C-124 during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944 and 1954, the Purple Heart in 1944, and the Air Medal in... Continue Reading >

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 >