In 2003, I created the Recovery Fine Arts Festival in New York State. Entrants are people in recovery from addictive disease. This is a juried art show with independent judges who are expert artists and photographers. Over 2000 people have entered. The use of photography as a recovery tool has been a powerful motivation for these people to visualize their stories of experience, strength and hope. I recently retired, and now want to create both National and International Photography Exhibits for people in recovery. I am looking for people with an interest in recovery and photography from around the world to achieve this. By the way, during the 22 years I have been in recovery, photography has improved the quality of my life. Please feel free to call me at 518-542-5029.
Raymond A. Conte M.A.
Retired Director of Recovery Services
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services