Giving Back

One of our core beliefs over at Kristi Odom Photography is that we have the power to create change and inspire others to do the same. We are always looking to team up with NGO’s or other photographers to help make a positive difference in the world; we also love teaching and helping others to do the same. If you have any projects please feel free to reach out and collaborate with us! Below are some of our past fundraisers.

Primates 4 Primates: A night at Twinpanzee for Chimpanzees
Cause: Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection
Location: Twinpanzee Brewery, Sterling, Virginia
Date: Feb 11th, 2018
Story: We teamed up with a local brewery to bring as many local businesses and people together to raise funds for Chimpanzees that have been caught up in animal trafficking. We had donations from 22 local artists and businesses. We collaborated with the brewery to come up with a special beer just for the event called 98% human. On the day of the event the brewery was filled with beer lovers, animal lovers, and we even had local news cover the event. We raised just under $3,000 in one night!

Co-hosted Fearless Photographers Charity Dinner with local photographer Lisa Boggs
Cause: Various charities
Location: The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls, Virginia
Date: Sept 26th, 2017
Story: The D.C. photography community came together to raise a total of $3,175 dollars for various charities of which $2,225 went to the African Wildlife Foundation. We had one of the Obama administration white house photographers, Lawrence Jackson, come and talk to the group.

Cause: African Wildlife Foundation
Location: Lost Rhino Retreat, Ashburn, Virginia
Date: May 19th, 2017
Story: Featured photographer, donated prints for a raffle to raise funds for African Wildlife Foundation.

Photo credit Lisa Boggs

Co-hosted Fearless Photographers Charity Dinner with local photographer Lisa Boggs
Cause: Various charities
Location: The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls, Virginia
Date: May 17th, 2016
Story: The D.C. photography community came together to raise a total of $5,563 for varies charities. This event we wanted to encourage charitable contributions to any charity that an attendee was passionate about.

Sumatran Master Photography Workshop
Cause: We teamed up with the Orangutan Information Center to buy land in Sumatra for a sanctuary to benefit and house animals caught up in trafficking or affected by deforestation.
Date: Feb 12th-23rd 2016
Story: I lead a workshop in Sumatra to teach students photography and how to cover a story like deforestation. All proceeds went towards buying land in Sumatra.

Cause: La Senda Verde Animal Refuge
Date: March 17th- 31st 2014
Story: Donated time as a volunteer photographing wildlife in the Bolivian sanctuary that houses animals caught up in the illegal animal trade.

Big Fearless Critique Day

Cause: Doctors without Borders
Date: Aug 17th, 2016
Story: Teamed up with other Fearless Photographers to offer a photography critique in order to raise funds for Doctors without Borders.