by Skip Cohen
In 2001, I met Vicki and Jed Taufer for the first time. While we don't catch up that often, nothing changes how much I cherish the friendship. I caught up with both of them this week at IUSA,
As I sat here this morning looking for a great Throwback Thursday image to share, I ran across this post from seven years ago.
I started the "Why?" series in 2016 to introduce you to the movers and shakers in our industry. In the next few years, we shared over 130 posts by some of the most respected artists in imaging.
I'm about to bring back the series with more photographers, but this one out of the SCU archives is perfect for today. The audio quality isn't as good as I'd like - I had problems with the original file, but it's still a great way to get to know a little more about Vicki Taufer.
And to Vicki and Jed - we sure do love you guys!
From the archives...
When I started "Why?" I thought the artists would typically share one of their favorite images captured for clients over the years. What's actually been shared is a wide variety of incredible backstories, and often very personal memory-making images having little to do with imaging, but a lot to do with life.
Vicki Taufer is in the "Why?" spotlight today sharing a very personal backstory which brought a number of us in the industry together on her behalf. It's the perfect example of just how close an industry we are and as sappy as it might sound, a family. And, in terms of Vicki and Jed's family, they believe in giving back. As a result of their experience in the adoption process of their daughter Purnima, along with the people of Nepal, they started a non-profit, Aasha.
"We were inspired to start The Aasha Fund by our daughter’s adoption, but our focus is to help people all over the world, specifically families and their children."
You'll find more of Vicki's work with a visit to her website - just click on her "Why?" image.
Happy Throwback Thursday!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.