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12
Apr
12

“pii en kwo : water is life” Photo Exhibit in Toronto

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This exhibit is on display at the Bay Adelaide Centre for *one week only*.
The Concourse is accessible from 6:30 am to 2:00 am daily. From street level, take the escalator in the Bay Adelaide Centre down to the lower level, then head to your left.

About the Photos
In February 2010, I accompanied Ryan’s Well Foundation representatives on their monitoring trip to Uganda to document the work they do throughout the country. We visited a number of schools and communities where water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) programs had been recently implemented by Ryan’s Well and their local partners.

The photos in this exhibit showcase the incredible impact Ryan’s Well projects have on the local people – not only in bringing life-giving water and sanitation, but in helping to build a foundation for economic development, improved health and well-being, and fostering a sense of empowerment and hope for a better future.

Framed prints are available for sale. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Ryan’s Well Foundation.

For more information on me and to see more of my work, please go to http://www.lesleymarino.com/

For more information about Ryan’s Well Foundation Projects around the world, please go to http://www.ryanswell.ca/

To go to the Facebook event, click here.

31
May
11

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?

30
May
11

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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27
May
11

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!

16
May
11

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.

03
Mar
11

pii en kwo :: water is life photo exhibit

I’m so excited to announce my first solo exhibition:

pii en kwo :: water is life
Ryan’s Well Projects in Uganda

Photo Exhibit

Shenkman Arts Centre
Ottawa

March 3 – 31, 2011

In February 2010, I accompanied Ryan’s Well Foundation representatives on their monitoring trip to Uganda to document the work they do throughout the country. We visited a number of schools and communities where water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) programs had been recently implemented by Ryan’s Well and their local partners.

The photos in this exhibit showcase the incredible impact Ryan’s Well projects have on the local people – not only in bringing life-giving water and sanitation, but in helping to build a foundation for economic development, improved health and well-being, and fostering a sense of empowerment and hope for a better future.

Framed and unframed prints will be available for sale. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Ryan’s Well Foundation.

 

Read the Ryan’s Well Press Release here (pdf).

For directions to the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa, click here. The Lower Lobby Reception Space is open daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm and is free to attend.

Thanks to Framing Dames for doing such a beautiful job framing my photos. A huge thank you to Dean, Julie and Véronique for helping me with the installation earlier this week; below are some photos. Another huge thank you to Erica from the Ryan’s Well Foundation for doing much of the work to make this all happen!

Photo exhibit setup

28
Feb
11

we day waterloo region

The other week I had another opportunity to shoot for the fantastic organisation, Free The Children. This time, I was asked to shoot at We Day in Waterloo Region; the goal of the event was to “inspire students and educators from the Waterloo Region and surrounding areas, addressing some of the world‘s most critical problems and teaching them they have the power to be part of the solution.”

I was assigned to be co-founder Craig Kielburger’s photographer for the day; I followed him around photographing him with many of the We Day speakers and performers, including Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President, author and Nobel Laureate, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., civil rights leader and politician, the Barenaked Ladies, Stereos, Shawn Desman, several cast members from Degrassi, and many others. It was a non-stop day of meet-and-greets, press conferences, interviews, and of course motivating and inspiring the students!

Click here to see more photos.

We Day Waterloo Region




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