JOSEPH – Photographer Tanner Wendell Stewart, who raised $100,000 to abolish human trafficking with the pre-order of his photo book, “Shoot The Skies,” will host an “Anti-Human Trafficking” awareness night and book signing on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Phinney Gallery, 17 South Main Street in Joseph, from 4 to 8 p.m. This is a free event.
Stewart, 27, of Seattle, is a 2005 graduate of Joseph High School. His family still lives in Wallowa County.
In 2013, after he was already well established as a professional photographer, he gave up his apartment in Seattle and hit the road in his 1987 Oldsmobile, staying with family and friends along the way. He ended up with photos from 20 national parks and five countries, with many from Wallowa County.
The photos went into the 412-page, 8x10 hardcover book. Proceeds from sales are being donated to The A21 Campaign to abolish human trafficking.
At the Jan. 15 event, Stewart will share stories about his travels and about the book.