Pictured from left are Hospice of Santa Barbara Executive Director Steve Jacobsen, photojournalist Michael Robertson, and Kristen Cramer, Robertson's wife, sharing a moment at an art opening featuring Robertson's Photo Stories of the Human Condition, which was recently held at Hospice of Santa Barbara's Leigh Block Gallery. Robertson's exhibit at Hospice of Santa Barbara features black-and-white photographs of Bangladeshi laborers, voodoo practitioners in Haiti, lumberjacks at work in Romania, child laborers in Egypt, rickshaw wallahs in India and AIDS patients living in a hospice in Thailand.

Robertson will donate a portion of the proceeds from his art sales to Hospice of Santa Barbara, Inc. Hospice of Santa Barbara "volunteers" its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 500 children and adults every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one.

Robertson's photography will remain in the Leigh Block Gallery, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite #100, Santa Barbara, through mid-April. Call 563-8820 prior to visiting the gallery.

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