KETCHUM, IDAHO (October 9, 2009) ~ SFP Studio is pleased to announce the highly-anticipated release of a new book, SEAL: The Unspoken Sacrifice—a collection of stunning black & white photographs along with a narrative that explores and sheds light upon a culture most people have never seen nor fully understood. In the aftermath of 9/11, Stephanie Freid-Perenchio and Jennifer Walton were given the rare opportunity to observe the Naval Special Warfare community in action and gained an unusually high level of access to its inner workings. Their book provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Navy SEALs and navigates the complex web of emotions these men experience and the daily sacrifices they make during their never ending quest for honor, loyalty, and physical prowess.To learn more about the book visit the website at www.sealtheunspokensacrifice.com.
All too often, the world is a brutal place. I cannot close my eyes to what goes on in the rest of the world. The moments I capture with my lens allow me to tell the stories that might otherwise go untold. As a documentary photographer with a commitment to social justice, I see the dignity of every person and every animal I photograph; I hope to open eyes and hearts to devastating situations around the world ranging from the poaching of elephants in Africa to the impact of poverty, displacement, or disease on children.
I contribute a portion of proceeds from each exhibit to the following organizations that benefit the subject of the exhibits, and I encourage my visitors to learn about these groups to understand the important work they do around the world. “Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.” ― Elie Wiesel, Night