Christine Ellersick Regional Program Manager Roots & Shoots New England
shot is of the Peace proclamation that was issued by the Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick 
l. to r. Penny Joy Snider-Light, Peace Representative,
World Peace Prayer Society - NGO-affiliate of UN


Group shot of the members who took part in the peace walk with the Doves


On Sunday, September 20, 2009 the inspiring, youthful Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots members and friends come together all over the world to promote peace in support of the United Nations International Day of Peace. In Boston, members gathered at Jamaica Pond where over 500 people attended. I was honored to be included to photograph this incredible event along with CBS and FOX news.

According to the Roots & Shoots website ‘the history of Roots & Shoots Day of Peace begins in 1981. In that year, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace. Subsequently, in 2001, the General Assembly passed Resolution 55/282, which designated September 21 as the yearly International Day of Peace. The intention for the U.N. in these actions was to have the entire world spend a day in peace and free of violence.’

Expanded story on Roots & Shoots New England website

Day of Peace photos at http://www.tabblo.com/studio/stories/view/1764042/

Story posted by Peace in Focus
from their project "I feel peaceful when..." and their photo scavenger hunt: http://peaceinfocus.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-feel-peaceful-when.html

About Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in 110 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe. For more information, please visit www.rootsandshoots.org

About the Jane Goodall Institute
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and the Roots & Shoots global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in 110 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

About Belinda Jentz
Belinda is a New England Based Photographer doing event based Photography and Freelance work. www.spinningimage.org. She has been contributing her time and talents over the last 6 Months to Several organizations in addition to: Roots and Shoots Harvard Medical School Office Of diversity and Community Partnerships and Boston’s International Film Festival. when she is not out shooting one can find her immersed in a database at a local Boston college.

Website: http://www.SPINNINGIMAGE.org/



Patrizia Pulga , Exhibits and Photography Workshops for immigrant women
Patrizia in a solo exhibition in Pesaro, 2007

Patrizia with students during a workshop in Barcelona, 2003

Patrizia (behind camera with red sweater)with her students of a
Secondary School for graphic design in Bologna, 2008

Report about census on European women photographers attending the “Women Photographers net” and about WIPI - Orvieto Fotografia Convention - Orvieto - Italy
Interviewed for the performance “Le Modelle. Antiche Donne e Contemporanee” (Ancient and contemporary women) Tina Modotti & Patrizia Pulga - Province Pesaro-Urbino / Authority for Equal Opportunities – Pesaro - Italy

Photography Workshops for immigrant women - Banca del Monte / European Community / Emilia Romagna Region / Women’s Association Armonie - Bologna, Rimini, Reggio Emilia - Italy
Workshop about photojournalism - University of Bologna – Italy
Workshop about archeological photography - European Community and Valle d’Aosta Region – Aosta - Italy 

Educational projects and related publications realized with the students of schools for graphic design in Barcelona (Spain ) and Bologna (Italy):
URBANO: EXEMPLA TRAHUNT about urban design in Barcelona
EMOSCIÒN about architecture and town planning in Barcelona
MULTICULTURE AMONG TEENAGERS in Bologna and Barcelona sponsored by the European Community

About Patrizia Pulga
Patrizia Pulga, based in Italy, as a commercial photographer produces pictures of food for books and magazines. As a photojournalist Patrizia is concerned with:
- immigration and women’s condition in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America.
- architecture and town planning in european cities in Italy, France, England, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Esthonia and Czech Republic. Patrizia teaches photography workshops in Italy and Spain and has had exhibitions in Europe and U.S.A.

Website: http://www.patriziapulga.it/
WIPI PhotoProfile

“FOCUS ON FEMALE" at Orvieto Fotografia 2009


Patrizia Pulga
Women In Photography International A Decade Of Images 2000-2010
Juror Choice, Honorable Mention




J. Madison Rink, UNESCO, is the educational, cultural and scientific organization
Emerging Gorilla

j. Madison Rink, UNESCO, is the educational, cultural and scientific organization
Royal Tribe Guard

, is the educational, cultural and scientific organization of the UNITED NATIONS. It was founded in 1945 and includes the World Heritage Centre which works to help protect and preserve the world's greatest landmarks. In 2009 and in light of his geo-artistic interests, UNESCO paleontologist Andrea Baucon, Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional, Portugal published the first book of its kind tracing the history of art and Geology beginning with the works of Leonardo daVinci up to and including several contemporary artists: “Geology and Art; an unorthodox perspective.” An interview with WIPI Charter Member, j. Madison and several of her signature photographs, including the seminal and iconic fine art image of the Vagina along with the stirring and powerful image of The Shaman were two of several images chosen from this original and unique photographic collection as “key examples” in this significant and pioneering publication. (See j.Madison Rink WIPI member profile for these images)

j. Madison Rink BLOG for link to publication: “Geology and Art; an unorthodox perspective…. Author, UNESCO GeoArtist and paleontologist, Andrea Baucon

UNESCO, Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional

DIRECT Link to book publication:
Geology and Art: an unorthodox perspective, Author, UNESCO GeoArtist and paleontologist, Andrea Baucon

About j. Madison Rink,
j. Madison, a WIPI Charter Member; award winning photographer, writer and artist now lives in Taos, New Mexico where she continues to develop and expand her collection of photographic works involving the magic of perception and the sacred nature of the earth by hunting and photographing these natural and often ancient sculpted images, created by our own “Mother Nature” with the atmospheric elements and geologic evolution as her mediums. (Images from New Mexico collection)
website: http://www.RinkArte.com/

WIPI Photo Profile: http://womeninphotography.org/photoprofile/jMadisonRink/index.html

Catherine Ellen Money

Nicole Colis hugging Devon Williams and Jan Ping

May 11, 2010, the creators of the ONE In EIGHT Project, had their debut at the Huntington Hospital Cancer Center in Pasadena, CA.

Devon Williams, the creator of the ONE IN EIGHT project, along with, Catherine Ellen Money, the photographer for the “Pasadena Portraits, and Jan Ping, Emmy award winning make-up artist, were there to discuss the project and unveil the imagery for the first time to a breast cancer support group and panel of staff psychologists and its subjects.

The event included a panel discussion, a photographic slide presentation, and finished art of three of the current eight photographs attributed to the “Pasadena Portraits”.
As each woman’s intimate story was revealed, the evening unfolded like the blossoming of a beautiful flower. Supported by these intimate images, it was a powerful and emotional evening. Sharing photographs of my mother, a 30 year breast cancer survivor, now in her 80’s was personally profound for me.

Perhaps this passage that I offered to the seminar, will help convey my deepest sentiment.

“It is my humble honor to be given this opportunity, through Devon, to bring to a fuller awareness, the truths and beauty residing within these incredible women. As an artist, it is not only my task to record the realities of this horrible disease, but much more importantly, to bring it to a greater place of light. A light , which illuminates the human spirit. It has been my sincere goal to capture the unique qualities that each woman brings to this journey. A strong reminder, that we are much more than the sum of our bodies.

We are Hope. We are Courage. We are Inspiration. We are Love. And Love, above all else, stands as the greatest healer of all. It is my heartfelt desire, that my imagery radiates a Love that will begin to heal these scars. Please approach these images with gentle eyes.

Please take the time to seek the beauty that quietly lingers beneath the surface. There is more within than meets the eye.”

Catherine Ellen Money

Catherine E. Money One in Elight Project
Nicole Colis, Devon Williams, Jan Ping and Catherine Money

ONE In EIGHT Photographic Project

Pasadena Outlook Feature

Top left image, Catherine Money
Women In Photography International A Decade Of Images 2000-2010
Juror Choice, Honorable Mention

Catherine Money

Juror Choice 2nd Place Gallery, Self Portraits 2009

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