Curry Senior Center Gala :: A Salute to Independence
Two weeks ago I had the honour and privilege of photographing an annual gala and awards ceremony benefiting the Curry Senior Center. The gala was held in the breathtaking Crown Room at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
The Curry Senior Center provides services to over 2,000 low-income seniors in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighbourhoods of San Francisco and has been been doing so since 1972. Services include delivering meals, multilingual programs, social opportunities as well as group and individual counseling. They showed a brief video at the ceremony that was eye-opening and moving. I had no idea there were so many seniors struggling in the Bay Area. It made me even more grateful to be participating in a small way to bring more attention to what they are going through.
The staff, volunteers and supporters (as well as the seniors who have used the center) that were in attendance at the gala were so connected and loving that it was an absolute pleasure to be there documenting this event through photography.
To see more images from this event, visit the gallery here. (It’ll open up as a slideshow)