Photography Project to Highlight Equine Welfare Work

Members of the Equine Photographers Network, a group of more than 500 photographers from around the world who specialize in the photography of horses, will focus their lenses on story projects that will highlight the plight of horses in need.

Network members are being asked to use their photojournalism skills to highlight adverse issues or situations regarding horse welfare and to help promote equine protection.

Possible story ideas might include retired racehorses, sanctuaries, BLM holding pens, auction houses, retirement facilities, rescue foster homes, and rescue 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 in the world, and the work that individuals, rescues and other organizations are doing to save them from uncertain futures," said Carien Schippers, developer of the project. "In addition to this project we will develop and maintain a list of EPNet member photographers willing to donate their services to rescue workers and organizations."

Photos from this project will be featured in an upcoming special rescue edition of the network's online newsletter and will be available to American Horse Publication members for possible publication. The deadline for submitted material is Aug. 1, 2009.

See additional information on participating in this project.  

Membership in the network is available to any individual, pro and amateur, interested in equine photography. For more information see

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