When I was enduring my chemotherapy treatments last year, I often found myself visiting nearby coastal preserves like Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, New Hampshire (on my non-hospital days, obviously.) I found that the rocks and surf often filled me with a few moments of peace that was otherwise lacking in my life. And being a photographer, I often felt compelled to shoot scenes like the one above while sitting on those rocks and it always made me feel better for a while. During one of these excursions I decided that after my recovery I would offer a free photo workshop for those touched by cancer, and hopefully help a few others to find some peace in nature while battling tough times. So I am really happy to finally be doing just that with the help of The Seacoast Science Center at the aforementioned Odiorne Point State Park by offering “The Healing Nature of Photography” this summer.
It will be a two session workshop, with the first session on Saturday, June 13th, followed by another Saturday session on July 11th. Each session will be a four hour mix of classroom time and outdoor exploration. It’s free to anyone currently battling cancer, cancer survivors, caregivers, or anyone touched by cancer in other ways (I’m not putting any strict admission requirements on this – if you believe you qualify, then you’re in.) We are limiting the workshop to twenty participants, so we are requiring advance registration. You can learn more about the class and register on the Seacoast Science Center website. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment below.
Please forward this blog post on to anyone you think might be interested – thanks!