World class kiwi - Humanitarian photo journalist Robin Hammond in SF
Come meet a world-class kiwi who is visiting San Francisco for the first time -
Fresh from travels throughout Africa and Europe, Robin Hammond is hosting a private cocktail reception fundraiser in support of his charitable project 'Where Love is Illegal'. Highlighting the stories of LGBT couples in countries where these couples are persecuted, Robin has captured beautiful and startling images that he will share in an intimate setting.
Photographer Robin Hammond visited seven countries to document stories
of discrimination and survival from 65 people of 15 different nationalities.
Robin collaborated with the subjects to create the portraits, giving them
veto rights over the photographs, and each person wrote and recorded
their own testimony. For many, it was the first time they had told their story.
Before, pervasive bigotry and discrimination had rendered them silent.
Robin is a Wellingtonians who has established himself as a world class kiwi: He is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism.
He has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.