I recently returned from a screening of Bridge Walkers documentary which shares the history and importance of Sacred Sites to the Ohlone people of the Bay Area. It was a spectacular day! Warm and sunny, the largest gathering of Ohlone people in Northern California, is a wonderful opportunity to see dear friends, and, in the case of the screening, to finally share Bridge Walkers with elders, the community, and particularly, those who are in the film! The Bridge Walkers documentary grew out of the WIP Bridge Walkers Installation shown at the de Young Museum Cultural Encounters as part of the Olmec exhibit in March 2011. The film made possible the sharing of the history of the Sacred Sites and gave the elders and activists an opportunity to share in their own words the wishes of the community to preserve and protect Sacred Sites.
I was invited to speak at the end of October on a panel about Sacred Sites at the Earth Medicine Conference – Honoring Spirits of Place. There is a great group of people on the panel, and I feel honored to be able to participate. Find out more information here at the Earth Medicine Conference site.
This week, the book ‘Scent of Jasmine’ was completed. This beautiful story of love, loss and the search for self, written by Nitza Agam, journeys through historical and present-day Isreal and the United States to tell a story about a woman thrust onto a path of self-discovery after her fiance is killed in the war. I was invited to collaborate with the author on the cover photo for the book. Here is the galley proof of the book, ‘Scent of Jasmine.’
I really enjoyed collaborating on the book cover, and I welcome projects of this type. It was a blast creating the essence of the story in photo, and capturing the spirit of the author’s vision for the book and the story. Contact me if you are interested in collaborating. I also produce Author Videos!
Lastly, take a look at my photos from the start of Fleet Week as published on All Voices at http://www.allvoices.com/FDMNews!