Photographer joins movement to help charity

To raise awareness of every girl’s natural beauty, 36 young women recently participated in photographer Keri Seevers’ Project Beauty. In conjunction, the project also raised funds for local charity The Bauer Fund.

Seevers, owner of MoniKeri Imaging, joined over 200 U.S. photographers in the Project Beauty movement, brainchild of Cincinnati photographer Thomas Nguyen. The focus of Project Beauty is to empower young women, to portray them as they are, beautifully free of makeup and unrestrained from the social media pressures of perceived perfection.

Young women from across the Mid-Ohio Valley, ranging from seventh grade to college senior, representing 11 local middle and high schools and five different colleges participated in the two-day photo shoot. To complete the project, the models were treated to a public gallery show where their images were debuted.

Following the gallery show, a check for $1,200 was presented to The Bauer Fund representative Mary Ella Bauer. The Bauer Fund is a nonprofit established by local resident Bill Bauer in memory of his son Grant who took his own life at age 25. The Bauer Fund distributes grants to be used for promotion, prevention and/or research in the areas of suicide awareness and prevention, mental health issues, and/or program development for people with intellectual disabilities.

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