Photographer Ejaz Khan's Private Preview of Exhibition Passi

Art Photographer and Explorer Ejaz Khan celebrated the opening of his new photo exhibition Passion with a private preview to toast The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) on February 13th at his gallery in the Fashion District.The evening was hosted by Ambassador at Large and Honorary Board Member for SASF Jean Shafiroff and featured images of wild horses Khan took in France as well as a slideshow and video from his recent trip to the mountains in Norway, where he photographed the Musk Ox. Passion is set to be open to the public through March 14th and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Foundation.Midway through the evening host Jean Shafiroff and SASF Board of Directors Co-President Clifton Knight took the floor to welcome all guests and animal lovers for joining them to support the shelter and the new exhibition. They went on to speak about their mission to help all homeless animals find loving homes noting their upcoming Unconditional Love Gala, which will take place on Saturday, July 21st and feature a donated work by Khan in the silent auction. It was at that time Khan took the stage to speak about his experience in Norway and how he turned from the catwalk to the wilderness. Khan stated, “I have photographed fashion from the past 20 years realizing I was losing my passion for it, I decided to go out into the wild and rediscover a new one, which in turn led you all here tonight.”The opening welcomed more than 100 guests including SASF Junior board members Kate McEntee, Sarah Vacchiano, Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond and Elizabeth Shafiroff, Executive Director of SASF Jerry Rosenthal, Spokeswoman for Mayor’s Alliance Stephanie Mattera, Irene Michaels, Dr. Christopher Calapai, Nancy Chemtob, Maggie Norris, Harriette Rose Katz, Peter Thomas Roth, Helen Yarmak, Leesa Rowland, Silvia Frieser, Lucia Hwong Gordon and Jennifer Dwork.As an explorer always looking for his next adventure, Khan will be heading to Ellesmere Island in Canada this April for three weeks to photograph Arctic Wolves. Khan’s gallery is located at 260 W. 36th Street and more information about his work can be found on his website here: www.ejazkhanearth.com or his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ejazkhanearth.nyc.

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