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Grace - Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Hugh Syme, Ed Robertson, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams, Annie Lennox, Serena Ryder, Lights, Nikki Yanofsky, Tom Cochrane, Fefe Dobson, Jann Arden, Daniel Lanois, Hedley, Bruce Cockburn GRACE: Africa in Photographs
by Andrew MacNaughtan

Gala Book Launch
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan

Andrew MacNaughtan

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Famed entertainment photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan travelled to Kenya and Tanzania in 2010 to capture the beauty of the land, wildlife, and people in a series of black and white photographs.

These images have showcased in a new book, GRACE: Africa in Photographs". Andrew then enlisted the help of friends in the recording industry to lend their poetic voice to several of the images. More than 30 artists including Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Bryan Adams, Annie Lennox, Daniel Lanois, Fefe Dobson, Ed Robertson, Jann Arden, Lights, Nikki Yanofsky and Tom Cochrane to name a few, graciously provided commnetary to photos that inspired them.

Andrew hopes to raise funds through the sales of the book available at his Art Gives Hope website or you can directly sponsor a child for $40/month, details to do this can be found out via emailing World Vision.

Andrew's goal is to raise enough funds or have enough direct sponsors to support 500 African children... This is a challange to fans of the artists let's help Andrew reach his goal!

Alex and Geddy were in attendance... I took a great pic of Geddy and Kim Mitchell... I had a great talk with Alex but he and Ged left before I could take a picture of them with their photos (sorry)... other RUSH notables in attendance were Hugh Syme and Dale Heslip... I managed to get pics of producer Russ Mackay and artists Kim Mitchell and Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies... Divine Brown was in the house just as I was leaving...

RUSH fans let's show everyone how it is done... both Geddy and Alex were more than happy to partake and support this worthy project... the book is amazing, the pics and commentary from various artists make Andrew's journey through Africa very interesting...

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Geddy Lee and Kim Mitchell

Geddy Lee and Kim Mitchell

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Hugh Syme and Russ Mackay

Hugh Syme and Russ Mackay with "LION" picture that Geddy commented on in the background

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Ed Robertson

Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Kim Mitchell and Hugh Syme

Kim Mitchell and Hugh Syme

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Dale Heslip

Dale Heslip

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Alex Lifeson commented on Boy In Awe

BOY IN AWE

"The future of humanity rests in the wondrous gaze of youth and the desire for knowledge. Given the opportunity, the minds behind those young eyes will create a better world for us all" -- Alex Lifeson

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo

Grace Africa in Photographs - Andrew MacNaughtan - Geddy Lee commented on Lion

LION

"Grace at rest... battle scars, confidence and majesty" -- Geddy Lee

The Canadian Music Scene CREDITS: Paul Beaulieu for this Photo