Looking through my shots for a bit of photojournalism to share with you, I came upon some work from back in March I thought you might appreciate. Each year I document an event called St. Baldrick's, an annual fund raising event for the National Childhood Cancer Foundation. The participants, young and old, male and female alike, volunteer to shave their heads in return for donations to the NCCF. These "shavees" do more than generate pledges and contribute to the playful atmosphere of an otherwise somber subject. Their shaved heads show solidarity with the children afflicted with cancer who often loose their own hair during treatment. Originating in the United States, St. Baldrick's is held close to St. Patrick's Day, often in America's Irish Pubs. These shots are from the Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, Virginia. In the last shot a father hugs his teenaged daughter during the applause immediately after her head was shaved. Close friends of theirs had recently lost their only child to a brain tumor. http://www.stbaldricks.org/ View attachment 13753 View attachment 13754 View attachment 13755 All shots were made with a D2H, SB-800 & 17-35 f/2.8 or 12-24 f/4DX.