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Artist Raises $28k for Corona Charity with Photography Series

Sony World Open Photography Winner, Christy Lee Rogers, donates $28,000 to Save the Children and No Kid Hungry from the sale of her VENUS RISING print from her new underwater photography series HUMAN:

Inspired by Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and the idea that contemplating her beauty is a way to elevate the human spirit and get closer to the divine, the image shows three figures lifting up and supporting the central character on a fabric created sea shell. A representation of humanities strength to come together to protect the beauty of our way of life, and the persistence of mankind during such a vulnerable time in history. Photographed underwater, the light illuminates the central figures through darkness. A peaceful Venus appears to rise up unscathed into a moment of triumph.

Rogers says “I can not bear to see so much suffering in the world.  It’s as if everything changed over night.  I couldn’t get any of my normal routines done, and the only thing that felt right and calmed me was to create.  After finishing the ‘Venus Rising’ image, I started to feel hope again.  I started to home school my son and to really see what was in front of me.  So many people coming together to help, and all from a physical distance.  And I truly believe that no matter what life may throw at us, we have the power to love, to create and to dream up our future.  No one– nothing can take that from us.” 

Now Christy has released the 2nd image from HUMAN, “Riders of the Light”, saying: “This image is a dedication to those that lost their lives, to the heroes, and to you.  With wide eyes to see and open hearts to feel…” CLR

“Riders of the Light”
by Christy Lee RogersTo the riders of the light
To the super heroes who fought the Covid fight
To the misfits and the misunderstood
To the brave who knew they could

Here’s to the dreams lost along the way
To the hope that there’s another way
Here’s to new magic moments and pretty days
Hate’s too big a burden to bear anyway

To the weary souls of today
To the fallen bridges that will guide the way
To the grace and fire I see in your eyes
To triumph and clear skies

Here’s to a kiss in the darkest hour
To the strength to build back your power
To tearing down that old wall
To never again being afraid to fall

Here’s to the seekers of peace
To the freedom from the beast
Here’s to truth, harmony
Beauty, love and victory

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