New Jersey Walk for PKD

by Harlan, October 1, 2014

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder affecting more than 12 million people worldwide, and it ultimately leads to kidney failure for those who have the genes. Unfortunately, this disease has touched a family of friends I’ve known since elementary school. Their father was on dialysis for six years and eventually received two kidney transplants in order to continue living with the disease. He’s doing great, but one of his daughters and my long-time friend Stacey recently discovered she also has the disease, and that means her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter also has a 50 percent chance of having the disease.

Every year, Stacey organizes a “Walk for PKD” charity event to raise money to find a cure for the disease. And I bring my camera and support the organization not just financially but with photography. The photographs usually end up on the organization’s website and Facebook page. You can see the best photographs from the day on a private section of Flickr, though I expect to remove these from the website once Stacey chooses a few to send to the organization.

This year, I decided to also take several photographs for potential inclusion in my portfolio during the walk taking place at Mercer County Park. The selection of photographs I’ll send to the organization is in color and look like what you’d expect event photographs to look like; with thee photographs below, I’ve chosen to process them in black and white, like a majority of my photography.

In unrelated news, today I began a 365 project called “A Year In My Life.” Every day for a year, I will post a new photograph that may not have any relation to anything else. View the first image here, and check back every day for something new.

Consider donating to help find a cure for polycystic kidney disease.

Use the form below to add a photograph to your shopping cart. Be sure to note which photograph you want. Once a photograph is added to your cart, you will return here, and you can add another at that time.

About digital prints. Chromira prints are produced by a high-quality print shop in the Princeton area. Metal prints and canvas prints are produced in New York City.

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    • Shari Berman Landes
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    • October 1, 2014

    Beautiful!

    • Stacey McClain
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    • October 1, 2014

    Thanks so much!!!

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