If anyone is in New York City this evening, there is a special event which my good friend, Hector Rojas, is hosting that I'll be attending, along with two donated photographic limited edition prints. It is a benefit for the Children of Peru Foundation, and the event will run 6pm-10pm tonight at Raymi Restaurant, located at 43 West 24th Street. An auction of these prints, along with a list of other great prizes will be held, and it is a good opportunity to sample bocaditos at this Peruvian restaurant, as well as enjoy the Pisco Sours, Cusquena Beer and other Signature drinks. Hector hosts an event like this every year, and it is a lot of fun. Tickets are available at the door for $75.00 per person. My friend, Hector Rojas, is on the advisory council of the Children of Peru Foundation, and more information about this charity may be found by visiting their Web site at http://www.childrenofperu.org .
The photographs below were selected for this event, given their metaphorical theme of rescue and nurturing and caring for these endangered orphaned young orangutans in Borneo, who are struggling with the slaughter of their parents and destruction of their habitat by palm oil plantations, illegal loggers and poachers.
Rescued Baby Orangutans of Borneo, Limited Edition of 5
Rescued Orangutans on Daily Walk, Limited Edition of 5