In July 2013, Aurora and the whole photographic community lost a talented and rising young photographer, Patrick Orton. At age 25, he was already a prolific shooter, capturing exciting and authentic images of outdoor adventure and lifestyle around his home base of Sagle, Idaho. Patrick embraced life to it’s fullest. It shows in his photography and is reflected in the faces and actions of those he photographed. Patrick was living his his dream as a photographer.
In his memory, Patrick’s family has established the Patrick Orton Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund, which is an incorporated 501 c3 in the State of Idaho. The scholarship fund will help a new generation of young people from Idaho to listen to their hearts and follow their dreams, specifically through furthering their education.
Patrick’s family writes, “Patrick was the recipient of several scholarships in his senior year at Sandpoint High. These funds assisted him in his photography education and in the pursuit of his dreams. Patrick was a strong believer that one should give back as well as receive. He mentored a number of younger photographers and helped many people discover and pursue their dreams. He gave back in many ways.”
Aurora Photos invites you to join us in honoring the life and photography of Patrick Orton by making a donation to the Patrick Orton Live Your Dreams Scholarship Fund. A donation may be made at any branch of Wells Fargo Bank or the website: http://www.patrickorton-liveyourdreams.com/
Aurora Photos will continue to manage and represent the photography of Patrick Orton on behalf of his estate. Patrick’s body of work can be seen here.
Thank you for helping to keep the memory and vision of Patrick alive.
Aurora Photos photographer Guillermo Cervera will have his first solo exhibit at Anastasia Photo in New York City from October 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
Work on display will include selections from 20 years of documenting armed conflict and social issues globally as well as work featured in HBO’s upcoming film, THE LAST PATROL.
HBO’s THE LAST PATROL, debuting November 10th, features Cervera and two combat veterans. They join award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger as they embark on a walk along the train tracks from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, and then to Pittsburgh. Anastasio Photos says of the film: “Making their way through ghettos, suburbs, farms and woods in multiple trips spanning a year, they re-create the incredible closeness and interdependence of soldiers in combat while discovering the pulse of America.”
To see Cervera’s work, visit the Aurora Photos website here.
Volume 4 of Aurora Photos’ quarterly publication gets to the heart of Aurora and the photography we are passionate about: Athletes performing near-miraculous feats of strength, agility and daring; adventurers facing down steep challenges and batting the elements; the majesty of untamed beauty and the natural world; and exotic far away lands that capture the imagination. This is who we are. This is Aurora. Check it out here: http://issuu.com/auroraphotos/docs/au_vol_4