Archive for May, 2011


new york’s veggie pride parade

Here are some photos from the New York Veggie Pride Parade on May 15. It was the day after the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala and we were a bit tired from the festivities, but we were there showing our veggie pride!


On another note, I’m experimenting with different ways of displaying photos on my blog and would love for you to leave a comment with your feedback; do you prefer the slideshow like the in Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary Gala post, individual photos like in the Kavule Parent’s School for the Deaf post, or one big long photo like in this post?


farm sanctuary’s 25th anniversary gala

Earlier this month, I had a fantastic time shooting the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Farm Sanctuary is one of my most favourite organisations and I was so thrilled to be back shooting another gala for them.

Among those in attendance were James Costa and John Archibald, Dorr Begnal and John Talbot, Jesse Eisenberg, Corey Feldman, Rory Freedman, Kathy Freston, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Carol Leifer, Nellie McKay, Wendie Malick, Eric Roberts, Ally Sheedy, Loretta Swit, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Fred Willard, National Shelter Director extraordinaire, Susie Coston and of course, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur.

Danielle Konya’s company, Vegan Treats, provided single-serving cakes and was accompanied by a camera crew from Animal Planet for the forthcoming series, Sweet Avenger.

The celebration also marks the launch of the Just Eats Tour; Gene will be travelling from New York City to Orland California exploring vegan America. He’s travelling in the very VW van from which he sold veggie dogs at Grateful Dead concerts and was used to rescue Hilda the sheep, the first animal Gene rescued from the stockyards.

Congratulations to Farm Sanctuary on 25 years of tireless work rescuing and advocating for farm animals and promoting a kinder, more compassionate world through vegan living. Here’s to many more years and many more lives saved!

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photos on display at Kemptville’s Dandelion Festival

Dandelion Festival

If you happen to be in the Kemptville, ON area this weekend, be sure to check out the Dandelion Festival celebrating local art, music and culture. Stop in at the Old Fire Hall and visit the Ryan’s Well Foundation booth to see a display of some of my photos of their projects in Uganda.

Looks like it will be a great festival filled with lots of art, music and fun for the kids!


art auction supporting free the children

On Tuesday, May 17, White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville is holding their 2nd Annual Art Auction and Pasta Dinner organised by the school’s Free the Children Committee.

To date the committee has raised enough money to have a school built in the village of Emori Joi, Kenya. The money raised from this year’s fundraiser will continue to support Free the Children‘s efforts in Kenya.

I donated this print to their art auction. I hope it does well for them and that the whole event is a huge success!

Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

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