Last week I was invited to the ‘Healthy Humor Conference 2019′ to photograph the 40+ clowns that reside in their employment. HH is an arts organization whose professional performers create moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort for hospitalized children and all others who are most in need. As it turns out most of these clowns are folks I have photographed outside the hospital environment. They have careers in the arts and make appearances in cabaret, theater, circus, variety shows and other fun venues.
I was hired by Healthy Humor to photograph this amazing conference and shot photographs of all these clowns for their ‘baseball’ card type of handouts. They print up these funny cards as souvenirs to leave with the children after their visits.
Healthy Humor’s Artistic Director Karen McCarty
During this fun packed week, workshops are given by professional movement theater teachers (Dody DiSanto, Pedro Fabião and Stephen J. Ringold) and the group spends hours trading skills including magic, juggling, bubble creating, and other related professional expertise.
Stephen J. Ringold conducting his workshop.
Club passing skill exchange with Andy, Liz, Peter and Watson
One of the highlights of the week’s activities was the ‘Variety Show’ where all of the performers could show their peers what they do outside the hospital. Here is a video of Dikki Ellis and Andy Sapora performing the Beatles song “When I’m 64”. Great fun!
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