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Putting Komen in Focus

Komen's volunteer photographer Alireza Alavian.

“The beauty of photography is the relationship you build with your camera that enables you to capture moments, expression, emotions . . . which become memories . . . I find human emotions and their achievements the most inspiring to me when creating pictures.”

That’s what motivates Alireza Alavian to be a photographer. Since the Komen Orange County Affiliate witnesses and produces emotions all year long, it is a perfect match that Alireza has become a volunteer photographer, offering to capture and record events all this year. He’s already photographed several office events and the MasCUREade celebration and Pink Tie Ball Sponsor Reception in March. “I wanted to do something that would result in more awareness” of breast cancer, he said.

“As a photographer I tend to pay attention to details and relationships . . . and the same goes for the events I have covered so far for Susan G. Komen. At every event I have covered from large to small, I can say the staff and volunteers are simply giving to this cause with their hearts and so much love and care, “ Alirreza says. “I can simply say that it feels so great to be a small part of this group and it’s an honor to be able to give back.”

Alireza, who has been passionate about photography for years, has volunteered for other organizations, too. You can see his work at www.alirezaalavian.com. Look for him at Komen events and say hello. If you’d like to be a Komen volunteer, the latest opportunities are listed at www.komenoc.org.