The Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs destroyed over 300 homes this past week and many of those who fled didn’t get the chance to grab everything. Many of them lost their precious family photographs in the blaze.
My friend and fellow photographer, Bryan Oller, witnessed many of these homes being destroyed and helped to put together the Hope Photography Project, where many extraordinarily talented photographers will be donating their time and effort to help those people replace their lost family photos.
“We are poised to help do our best to recapture moments that are forever lost because of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Honestly, we hope every single family got out with every precious photograph. If they didn’t, we want to help. We have a tremendous list of photographers who will be on hand to begin the process of rebuilding those lost photo albums. It’s our humble honor to help if we can. This all voluntary and 100% free and open to anyone who lost family photos. Time date and place to come. Please share and if you know anyone who may be interested, please have them contact me. Thanks.”
I will be joining a long list of incredible photographers to help in our own unique way. In addition to Bryan and myself, a non-inclusive list of photographers involved:
From the Colorado Springs Gazette: Jerilee Bennett, Christian Murdock & Carol Lawrence.
From the Denver Post: Helen Richardson, RJ Sangosti, & Hyoung Chang.
Other notable photographers: Josh Buck, Zara Ashby, Ellen Jaskol & Lindsay Pierce.
If anybody in the Denver/Colorado Springs area would like to help or knows of somebody who is in need, please contact Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share and pass this along!