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Online Community Supported Photo Show - Holiday Gifts that Save Lives in the Amazon


Photo show to benefit Amazon Medical Clinic. Amazon Medical Clinic provides medical services deep in the Peruvian Amazon. Photos from all over the world make great socially responsible holiday gifts.

Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Starting today and extending until Christmas, 15% of all proceeds from website photo sales at http://brianmillerphoto.com will be donated to the Amazon Medical Project.

The online community supported photo show offers a unique opportunity to give beautiful, unique, affordable, and socially responsible gifts that help save lives! Order photographs from anywhere in the world, and have them shipped anywhere in the United States. 15% of all photo sales will help to treat curable illness, purchase medicines, and pay local staff at the Amazon Medical Clinic, a medical clinic deep in the Peruvian Amazon. The clinic treats 2000-25000 patients a year, most of whom arrive to the clinic by dugout canoe or on foot.

While the clinic is rudimentary by western standards, services include family planning, prenatal care and birthing, dental care, treatment of snakebites, cholera, parasites, malaria, and a multitude of infectious diseases. Charges to patients are nominal, and are waived in cases of inability to pay. The closest city is 50 miles away, making the Amazon Medical Project a necessary service deep in the jungle.

Photographer Brian Miller believes that photography can be a powerful tool for social change. His last photo show "Exposure," held in Los Angeles, raised money for indigenous women's cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico.

Miller comments, "While living deep in the Peruvian Amazon leading service learning trips, my life was changed by the stories of an American medical doctor, Linnea Smith, who gave up her life and career in the U.S. 16 years ago to open a small medical clinic on the banks of the Amazon River. The idea was simple; Dr. Smith wanted to provide medical attention to Amazon communities who otherwise lived without access to medical services of any kind.

"I left the Peruvian Amazon struck by the importance of Dr. Smith's mission. Now I need your help to give back to the clinic."

The revelatory, often gorgeous photos on the site, which vary from landscapes to documentary-style photos of life in exotic locales, are available from Miller's travels to Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, India, Tanzania, and Mexico. Miller has also documented the natural beauty of Colorado, Montana, California, and New Zealand in photos that are part of the project.

The photos make great gifts for anybody who is interested in photography, social justice, international development, and community service.

For more information on the photo show, the Amazon Medical Clinic, or how you can give a socially responsible holiday gift that helps to save lives, visit: http://www.brianmillerphoto.com/amazonmedical/

Please contact Brian directly at brianscottmiller@gmail.com for interviews, artwork, etc.

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