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Deborah Hall Barry - Artist

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I am an American living in South Africa with a love for adventure, travel, animals, poetry, odd people, and music. 'My studio and home are at the foot of the Kogelberg Mountains at the southernmost tip of Africa, set in a nature reserve.   From here, I can watch baboons in their sometimes daily visits, and in the distance, I can see whales leap as they make their annual migratory trip around our rocky shoreline.   I have had a love of photography for many, many years; ever since my mom gave me her old Nikon film camera.   For a short time I had a darkroom and loved the magic of watching an...more
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Help wildlife - fifty percent donation

Half of all proceeds from any baboon print or cards (excluding the price of framing, matting and shipping) will go to an animal rescue facility which takes in orphaned and injured primates. Most of the photos I’ve taken of baboons have been on my house, or near my house. I love them, and feel privileged to be able to watch them and experience nature so close. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way, and baboons in this area are sometimes seen as pests. They have rocks and fire-crackers thrown at them, are poisoned, shot at with sling-shots, paint guns and real guns. I have witnessed all of these horrible acts, and am mortified at a person who is able to injure and even kill a beautiful animal like this. There are lots of us who protect the baboons the best we can, but yet…we can’t stop everyone.

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