17 Dec

Weekly Wrap Up – 12.17.10

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A little over a year ago I was finishing up my first semester as a senior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. I truly enjoyed my time as a student at the small liberal arts school and would give anything to relive those four years.

As president of the Skidmore Photography Club, I sought to give back to the community that supports our artists by producing a provocative calendar featuring Skidmore students. Unfortunately, my chosen charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, deemed the project too risqué to accept the proceeds. This unforeseen, and frankly bemusing, rejection created a flurry of media coverage. My inbox was immediately inundated with notes from the community and charities across the country. I donated the funds to The Giving Circle, a local charity that helps communities in need, both domestic and abroad.

Well, whether I like it or not, I had to move on from Skidmore and enter the real world.  However, The Skidmore Spur lives on as my once Vice-President, now President, has continued the tradition of photographing a staggering 1/25 of the college’s population for a charitable cause.

The Skidmore Spur (2011 Edition) is now available for sale via the Skidmore Photography Club’s website. It can be shipped to anywhere within the United States or picked up in gorgeous Saratoga Springs, NY.

For more information on the calendar please visit the official website.

For more information on The Giving Circle, please visit their webpage.

Recent Press on The Skidmore Spur:

–       The Post Star: Back in the Buff
–       Skidmore Unofficial: Skidmore Spur Returns
–       WNYT: Skidmore Students Bare All for Charity