I have come to the conclusion that charity is only charity when you give goods, services or money without personal gain, benefit or recognition of any kind. True charity is anonymous. It begins and ends within your self.
- Jim Pinto
I pretty much live by the above quote as best I can.
But as I get older and wiser (I hope), I've learned that life has many shades of gray. If there's a way my support can help bring about awareness to the brave people working hard to make a difference in the world, then occasionally I can justify caving a bit in my beliefs - this is the case with The Pablove Shutterbugs Program.
I learned about The Pablove Foundation because the founders are in my circle of friends. And when I found out about the Shutterbugs program, I of course, raised my hand to help (okay, maybe I even jumped up and down too). With the help of my Animal Print Shop team, we handled all the prints for the gallery show. We prepped all the files and donated the paper and printing of all the editions. It was truly an honor to help out and get up close and personal with the imagery these amazing kids created - I hope photography is making a difference in their lives as much as it has made a difference in mine.
More about The Pablove Foundation here. The Shutterbugs Gallery Show is coming up on May 14th in Los Angeles. A preview of the kids prints and more details about the show can be viewed here.