Friends Without A Border is a not for profit established since 1996. The founder is photographer Kenro Izu. He began the group after seeing and feeling the need for children's healthcare while visiting Cambodia. The Angkor Hospital for Children has existed since 1999 because of Kenro and Friends, and to date has given care to over 560,000 children.
This past Dec. 9th FWAB held their 12th annual Friends of Friends Holiday Auction. For the past 4 I have volunteered as event photographer for them. It's a party that centers around a live auction of fine art photography. The photography is truly world class and often sold at a steal compared to what it could be had in the galleries. One of the more impressive items auctioned this year was a portfolio of National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry.
A first this year for Virgil Stephens Photography was an ad that ran in the auction catalogue. I had the help of my friend designer Suzanne Doig to create the layout. I've been really happy with the way it turned out and have been contacted for photo gigs because of the ad.
The auction is a great New York City event I'm proud to be a part of. It's for a great cause and helps kick off the holiday season with a positive consideration.