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Orly has been volunteering at HOLA for over three years. She came to HOLA after meeting professional photographer and HOLA Board member, Andy Bernstein, in a photo lab. When she met Andy, she had been photographing life on Skid Row, often riding along with LAPD officers. After three years she needed a change, but wanted to stay connected to the community. Andy steered her in our direction and she hasn’t looked back.

Over the years, Orly has taught photography classes in Still Life and Portraiture. She’s created pin hole cameras out of shoe boxes and flip books with our students. She can be found at every art opening shooting our families in the photo booth she sets up and at the holidays, she’s been known to cook a holiday meal for a family in need. Just last week she spent the entire day at the Lafayette Recreation Center painting a new mural as part of the kick off event of the Bing Summer of Doing. We are truly blessed to have Orly in our HOLA family. Her smile and spirit are infectious, as can be witnessed in the photo (Orly is in the striped shirt, bottom left).


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