One organization is trying to change that. The Reel Water Film Festival, founded by Tiffany Jones, brings together novices and long-time artists in cinematography to raise money and spread awareness for water projects around the world. This year, The Reel Water Film Festival is focused on providing communities in Uganda access to viable, clean water by helping to support the mission of Rukundo International.
Dance for Water brings together supporters of the cause with dance instructors at Arthur Murray studios in Silver Spring, and is one of the Film Fest's annual fundraisers. I was thrilled to be able to photograph this special event. The night featured a silent auction, delectable foods and hand-made wines from The Winery at Olney. Of course, the main event was ballroom dancing.
Instructors from Arthur Murray taught guests how to fox trot and swing before demonstrating their own skills. Gabrielle Moskey and Ian Raugh tore up the dance floor with a Salsa, which they performed to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop. (Yeah, it was awesome. I'm pretty sure some tags were popped).
All joking aside, the event was a success. More than 80 tickets were sold, 30 auction items were purchased and nearly $4,000 was raised in support of the organization's mission. Thanks, Tiffany, for being a pillar of our community and inviting me to capture this special night!