Photographer Diana Levine has captured the faces of various celebrities, from Usher to Kim Kardashian and even former president Barack Obama. Her impressive clientele includes Converse, Rolling Stone, MTV and Boston Magazine. Nonetheless, it’s the faces of everyday people that are the subjects of her most inspirational work and philanthropic campaign, Photo Shoot for a Cure, a fundraising photo shoot that benefits The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The mission behind Photo Shoot for a Cure is very personal to Levine, whose mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago. Levine, who was inspired to donate to Parkinson’s research using her talented eye as a photographer, turned the event into a family affair, enlisting her sister, Kate Wadland, to help on set during photo shoots.
Last November, Photo Shoot for a Cure at Derby Street Shoppes was a huge success, and to date the fundraiser (which has taken place in several other cities) has generated more than $10,000 in proceeds—100 percent of which was donated to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Sponsors of Derby Street Shoppe’s event included Adorama, Barnes & Noble, Fruit Center Marketplace, South Shore Children’s Dentistry, Graham Waste, Kellem & Kellem Law, Truglia Landscaping, Setting the Space and Sephora.
The next Photo Shoot for a Cure will be held on September 9, 2017, at District Hall in Boston and includes multiple photo booths for social media, headshots and photos with friends and family. There will also be hair and makeup touch-up booths, a silent auction and photo galleries featuring local artists, as well as music, light appetizers and a cash bar.
For more information, tickets and how to donate, email email@example.com or visit photoshootforacure.com.
— Colby Radomski