Courage Peterborough is an organization that is working to deal with street harassment and hate crimes.
Last night there was a benefit event at The Venue.
At the event there was a “photo booth” where people volunteered for portraits while holding a white board with comments about harassment.
This is Liz Fennel of the Darkroom Project who was working as photographer.
On stage there were many acts in support of the cause, hosted by Wes Ryan of the Peterborough Poetry Slam, above, and featuring Buddy Wakefield.
Mr. Wakefield took exception to this and offered to let me do an impromptu “shoot” and then take my rightful place away from the stage.
The best posed shoot I’ve done in a long time.
If you get a chance to see Buddy perform, do it.
If you’re in Peterborough and want to help discourage random acts of harassment, get in touch with Courage Peterborough. Let’s put an end to drive by shoutings, rude comments and violence in the streets.