a client to get shots for a particular purpose, I create the opportunity for keen photographers to get those outstanding shots for themselves,” said Braz, whose own work was exhibited earlier this year at a Farmville, NC, gallery. Along with photography, Braz is also an advocate for antipoaching and the unnecessary slaughter of animals, particularly in Africa. He poses the question of what kind of world we’re leaving to our future generations, and hopes that through his photography, he can show them how things once were. “I support the anti-poaching struggle – it is one of my personal projects to spread the word of this universal calamity to as many people as possible with a view to counter the practices,” he said. Still, it’s his apartment collapse video that’s gained him recognition worldwide, and created some personal reflection on his part. “I loaded the video onto YouTube where it has been viewed about 250,000 times. It has been made available for inclusion in curricula at structural engineering training centers to depict the possible consequences of a building not appropriately girded and buttressed,” Braz said. “It has spurned me on to make the most of every day – carpe diem. The video brought some fleeting notoriety…but, other than those 15 minutes of fame, it was just another day at the office.” Ed Braz’s photographs and photography safari tour schedule are available at www.edbrazphotography.com. See the video of the apartment unit collapse at http://goo.gl/QZbNb1.
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