Photographer Denise Love came up with the idea of selling her photographs for charity in 2005 when she sold 8x10's to family and colleagues to raise money for her local Humane Society Bark in the Park. She wanted to take that idea and expand the number of charities and increase the funding to those charities. Selecting four basic charities and giving her clients the opportunity to choose charities of their own will meet her own personal goal of using art to better the world.
Denise Love has a Masters Degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and worked at a photography retail outlet for 18 years and an arts administrator for 7 months. She has also been a volunteer at Museum London for five years where she held the roles of art trainer, vice president and National Docent Symposium presenter. In Kingston ,Ontario she was elected to the board of directors for non profit Modern Fuel Artist Run Gallery where she ran an art educational outreach program for ages 11-25. There she also became the Administrative Director and taught numerous photography workshops. In November 2012 she has returned to London where she is once again tour guiding for Museum London and brings her photography business to the Forest City.
The four charities chosen for 2012 are:
Habitat for Humanity
London Humane Society
MS Society of Canada
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre
Previous charities /non profits that have been helped by Love the World photography include Museum London, London Humane Society ,the Picton Children's Hospital and Habitat for Humanity. I try to blend environmental, animal and human charities that reflect local and world values. These are also charities and non profits that do not receive high profile attention.
Wellington Street Theatre-Kingston, Ontario
Casa Dea Estates Winery-Wellington County, Ontario
Xanadu Music-Kingston, Ontario
Kingston Military Complex Arts and Crafts show
Hang Ups Gallery-Brockville, Ontario
Goddess Blends-Kingston, Ontario
Kedco Christmas Bazaar-Kingston, Ontario
Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre Members Show and Sale-Kingston Ontario
Coffee Town Plus-Amherstview