To all of our supporters,
As this year comes to a close, we would like to give our utmost appreciation and thanks to those who have supported us along the way. Without your financial support and belief in our mission, we could not exist. We are deeply indebted to all of you. Thank you!
This year Taking Focus made extraordinary strides in bringing awareness to important social issues that our occurring not only in our world, but in our backyards as well.. From the beginning our goal has been to allow other photographers and filmmakers to be able to pursue their projects that in turn would have an impact on our society. This year that goal became a reality when we held our first submission selection. Jonathan DeCamps, “Ghosts In America” and Teresa Meiers’s, “Photosynthesis”, we feel, are two amazing projects that will have true impact on the lives they touch. Catch up on our blog to learn more about them, and consider donating to further their succes.
The other profound event which took place this year was my invitation to be a part of the Orlando Museum of Art’s, Florida Art Prize in Contemporary Art. This was an exhibition of ten selected artist throughout the state of Florida that the OMA felt exemplified artists that are moving forward in the contemporary art world and making an impact with their work. Being the first and only photographer selected, it was quite an honor. This opportunity was another indication that helped solidify my purpose for creating this organization. I want to thank OMA for showing images from this controversial subject, “Weed: The Story of Charlotte’s Tangled Web”, because here in the state of Florida, we are at a critical time. We need people to be educated on the subject.
Please consider continuing your support; we are making great strides and need your support more than ever. We are excited for 2016!
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Best to all,
Jennifer Kaczmarek / Founder and entire Taking Focus Team
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR'S OMA EXHIBITION!
Joe Vance for his support, assistance, and friendship Adriana Teresa Gragham of VISURA for her extended edit of Love For Alyssa Mr. Steve Kelly The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies Reg Garner and Triangle Reprographics for their beautiful large scale prints of Love For Alyssa, Keep The Light On, and WEED: The Story of Charlotte's Tangled Web Piedmont Plastics Robert E. Schroeder Dennis Bayer Orlando Museum of Art's entire staff
IMAGE SPONSORS FOR WEED: THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S TANGLED WEB:
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Guberman Mr. and Mrs. Lance Barton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaczmarek Martinez Consulting Firm, INC
IMAGE SPONSORS FOR LOVE FOR ALYSSA (2012)
Art & Soul Mrs. Barbara Brooke The Bower Family Mrs. Barbara Brooke Ms. Sharon Caprice Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dunham Mr. Josh Guberman Mr. Larry Kaczmarek Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kaczmarek Ms. Gina Kirkpatrick The Kuiper -Santure Family Netpique, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Emilio Martinez The Sacks Family Mrs. Mavis York Mrs. Rebecca Woerner
ADDITIONAL THANKS AND SUPPORT