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The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) was established in 2003 by Cristina Mittermeier in an effort to better connect photographers with each other and with environmental and cultural issues. The iLCP organizes photo shoots around the world that bring together groups of photographers in “Rapid Assessment Visual Expeditions” or “RAVEs” to photograph specific locations or cultures under threat. These RAVEs are a way to quickly create bodies of work that can be used by local grassroots and nonprofit organizations to promote immediate, positive changes. While the iLCP helps to organize the RAVEs, their goal is to make the resulting images available to the appropriate organizations in order to bring visual awareness to their cause.
Tee Off For Charity At The PMDA 62nd Annual Golf Outing
Proceeds to Benefit RTP -Rehabilitation Through Photography
Featuring the 1st Annual Industry Challenge for the PMDA CUP
Proceeds to Benefit Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP)
11:00 AM Registration/Brunch/Warm-Up
12:00 PM Putting Contest
1:00 PM Shotgun Start- Individual Stroke Play- Callaway Scoring
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Lobster and Steak Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Ceremony
Thursday July 12, 2012
North Hempstead Country Club, 291 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050
For more information contact: Michelle Tramantano
PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association, Inc.
Celebrate the positive impact the
Fotography in Friendship program
is making in their lives!
Join us on Tuesday May 15, 2012 for the Feelings in Focus Spring Fundraising Event for Birch Family Services, for details click on this link: http://www.birchfamilyservices.org/events/feelings.html
Birch Family Services, founded in 1975, has grown from one small school into one of the largest networks of comprehensive programs serving New York children and families. Birch provides special schools, residences, and other services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 72.
Our “newest” New Frontier Program is Fotography for Friendship which uses a shared interest in photography to promote social skills development in young adults on the autism spectrum. In recognition of your organization’s integral role in making Fotography for Friendship a success, as well as the great work you’ve been doing with our students at our School for Exceptional Children, it is at this event that we would like to present Rehabilitation Through Photography with our Voices of Hope Award.
The current issue of Photo Technique magazine has a section devoted to “Giving Back.” On page 37, “More Ways You Can Give Back” highlights Rehabilitation Through Photography, Operation: Love Reunited, Help-Portrait, and Shutter Mission as resources for getting started.
Photo Technique also showcase two photographers who are using their talents to give back. These articles are worth a read: ”Daniel Beltrá: Photography and the Environment — Conservation PHotography and Greenpeace,” by Robert Hirsch and “Mathieu Young on Assignment: Photographing by Moonlight in Cambodia — Helping Others Through Photography,” by Wendy Erickson.
Photo and entries by: J.C.
RTP started a new program with the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center this year. Sanije Bruncaj, senior recreation therapist started a new photography program called SNAP Talk! (Something New About Photography) Armed with a donated Olympus digital camera, J.C. started his photo journey with a trip to the Queens County Farm,Queens,NY on 3/22/12. His photo instructor, Sanije, encouraged him to take pictures that made him feel good.
J.C. loved the trip and said “Animals give me an intense feeling to take pictures right away. The best part about these sheep is that they have a beautiful color. When I was next to them, I felt like I was on top of the world. Next time I visit a farm I would love to take more pictures.”
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“The cameras and instruction that RTP offers makes a remarkable difference to what an organization can offer to its participants’ quality of life. They are no longer defined by their disability but can live up to their full potential. Learning photography teaches them to open their eyes, appreciate, participate and be a partner in the world around them”. Todd Adelman, Director of Special Projects, bit.ly/AnJ7aC