Sunday, February 18, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SASF & EJAZ KHAN EXHIBITION

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SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FETE

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



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) this week at his gallery in the Fashion District.

Passion Exhibition By Ejaz Khan




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.

Irene Michaels




Clifton Knight With Jean Shafiroff And Ejaz Khan



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.”

Jared Ahmed With Ejaz Khan And Troy Ahmed




The opening welcomed more than 100 guests including SASF Junior board members Kate McEntee, Sarah Vacchiano, and Isabelle Mercier-Dalphond., Executive Director of SASF Jerry Rosenthal, Spokeswoman for Mayor’s Alliance Stephanie Mattera, beauty expert 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



About the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation:



Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in our community and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes. The SASF’s mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and to reduce the number of homeless pets. The Shelter’s goal is to promote and nourish the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. SASF is a nationally recognized shelter. The Shelter has an extraordinary adoption rate of 96%. SASF is an open intake shelter that welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health providing them with the finest care, food, training, and medical attention.




To learn more, please visit SASF’s website at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com


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