Nikon D300, Nikon 18-200mm, f/3.5, 1/40 sec., ISO 800
I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the people who came to the Compassion Gallery launch at Coopersmith’s in downtown Fort Collins on Friday evening. We had a great turn out with over 40 people! I appreciate everyone’s support and interest in seeing my photos on display.
If you missed the opening, don’t worry. The photos will continue to be on display at Coopersmith’s through April 7th 2010. The show consists of 14 archival prints (8 black & white and 6 color) of African wildlife and Maasai tribal people that were taken during my recent trip to Tanzania. As always, 50% of every sale at Coopersmith’s and online is donated directly to CURE International.
I’m proud to announce the official launch of Compassion Gallery which is a website where people can buy high quality prints of my photographs and 50 % of each sale is donated to charity. This venture was born out of my love for photography and my desire to help people in need around the world.
Currently, proceeds from print sales are going to Cure International. CURE focuses on the 125 million children in developing countries who can be cured — and cured completely. They help kids with Hydrocephalus, Cleft Palate, Clubfoot, spinal deformities, and crippling orthopedic conditions. If these conditions go untreated, they seriously limit a child’s ability to play, go to school and become a productive member of the community. By correcting their disabilities, CURE is able to bring hope and joy back to their lives and enable them to led fully functioning lives. CURE has seen 1 million patients and performed 70,000 life-transforming surgeries.
Each photograph on Compassion Gallery is printed in my studio with the absolute highest standards of quality. I use the latest pigment ink printing technology on the best cotton rag paper (Museo Silver Rag) and sign the back of each print in pencil. Several proofs are made prior to the finals to ensure the very best in color accuracy, tonal value and sharpness. Every print is made with archival materials and, if cared for properly, should easily last a lifetime.
Please visit Compassion Gallery today. When you make a purchase, you’ll not only be getting a stunning photograph to decorate your home or office, you’ll also be directly impacting a child’s health and well being somewhere in the world.