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Photography Project Sheds Light on Equine Welfare

Edited Press Release



Members of the Equine Photographers Network (EPNet), a group of over 500 amateur and professional photographers from around the world who specialize in photographing horses, are planning to focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of many unfortunate horses again this year.

 

Equine Photographers are able to capture many lovely moments with cherished and healthy horses, but there are many that are not so lucky. In an effort to give back we invite all photographers to help horses in need by documenting their conditions and the people who work with them.

This project is open to any photographer anywhere wishing to share a story of horses in need. The only requirement is to be registered at the forum to submit your story.

Photographers are invited to create an awareness campaign by using their photojournalism skills to highlight adverse issues or situations regarding horse welfare and to help promote equine protection.

A call is being put out to rescue groups and rescue workers who feel their projects should be documented and brought to the attention of the world. We urge you to work with photographers to benefit from the power of good quality images and to help raise awareness. Possible story ideas might include recycled racehorses, sanctuaries, BLM holding pens, auction houses, individual neglect and abandonment situations, retirement facilities, rescue foster homes, and rescue groups and workers. Each story idea should include no more than eight photos accompanied by editorial text.

The mission of this project is to shine a light on the condition of horses in need around the world, and the work that individuals, rescues and other organizations are doing to save them from uncertain futures. View the projects that were submitted in 2012 here.

In addition to this project EPNet maintains a list of member volunteer photographers willing to donate their services to rescue workers and organizations at EquinePhotographers.org/Resq.php.

Photos from this project will be featured in an upcoming special rescue edition of the online EPNet newsletter and will be available to American Horse Publication (AHP) members for possible publication.

The deadline for submitted material is January 25, 2014.

Additional information on participating in this project may be found here.

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