Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tucson Artist Needs Our Support

An artist from Arizona is in need of our support to make her picture the winner of a National Geographic photo contest. The Exceptional Experiences contest is down to the final six contestants and Jamara Sky Knight is currently in second place. Let's do we what we can to put her over the top. You must log into the National Geographic site (found here) and you must create an account if you don't have one if you would like to vote. The registration is very simple and it is so worth the time to support this artist, this picture and this story.

Tamara currently lives in Tucson with her partner. Her picture Dust Dance was taken while in Tanzania. She made her trip to Africa to help children orphaned by the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. She received a grant, collected used cameras, and taught photography these kids infected and affected by this disease that is ravishing the entire African continent.

I personally fell in love with the picture the moment I saw it. Just take a look at the faces of the kids she's captured on film. Inspite of their circumstances, these children are filled with smiles. Inspiration and optimism bursts out of the image. I have cast my vote and I am asking if you would cast yours too for Jamara.

If you would like to see more pics from her visit, please go here. These images were on display at the University of Arizona. They're simply amazing.

Please visit here Facebook page dedicated to this contest here.

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