Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Love Auction May 3rd

This photo of Drew's--the Coachwhips--will be in an upcoming auction in New York City to benifit LOVE, Leave Out Violence. Please see below for details. If you are interested in this photo or participating in the auction see web site at bottom, or email me at

...34 years ago a 14 year old murdered my good friend’s father, Daniel Rudberg. Daniel was stabbed while trying to help a woman who was being attacked by the youth. The young boy was a runaway, who was on drugs, who had recently joined a gang. Daniel’s widow, Twinkle, decided something had to be done to give troubled youth the skills, confidence and the will to create productive, non-violent lives. The organization she started is huge in Canada and has helped over 30,000 teens there. The launch here so far has been quite successful, many New York City schools are now on a waiting list for the program.

A major component of the LOVE program is photojournalism. This is a year -long program that develops the photographic and writing skills necessary to document the violence around them. During the year we have several photographers pitch in as guest mentors. Contributing photographers have been: Christie Bush, and Mariette Papic with interest from many others such as Joanne Dugan, Erin Patrice O'Brien, Andy Lin, Mariette Papic, Deborah Feingold, John Bentham, Michael Corridore and Scott Sternbach.

Event details:
Date: Thursday night, May 3rd.
Location: Felissimo Townhouse
10 West 56th st. NY, NY.

The event will be part of a spring cocktail party, in honor of Richard Kirshenbaum, the advertising legend, who has contributed so much to LOVE in the past years. We will have great food, open bar, presentations of the current love youths’ work and the silent auction. I hope to get approximately 100 photographs donated by photographers in our community and also add an additional 25-30 photos that this years youth have produced and have them be part of the auction as well.

Leave Out Violence
64 Fulton Street suite 801
New York, NY 10038

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