Saturday, September 26, 2009

Why Sudan? – Interview: Producer and Celebrity Photographer, Mark Valinsky

Facebook and other social media networks now allow us the opportunity to network with a lot of people within our field of interest. Celebrity Photographer and Producer, Mark Valinsky, is one such person that I have had the pleasure to meet via social networking. Alongside his images of Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Beyonce Knowles and Paris Hilton just to name a few, I have noticed a philanthropic aspect to his work on his Facebook page which led me to this "q & a" segment.
Q: "Why do you have an interest in Sudan?"

A: “I have always been interested in and dedicated to helping others. About a year ago I met Les LaMotte, Founder and Executive Director of his Sudan Hope Projects. I felt a kindred spirit to his mission as it relates to Sudan and improving the conditions of a country and people in need."
Q: "On your Facebook page there is a link to What is the objective of this website?"
A: "The website serves as a 24 hour, worldwide platform to become aware of our various humanitarian projects. It serves as a banner to the different ways in which others are able to learn about, share and support our projects."
Q: "How can people contribute to your cause for Sudan?"
A: "Your readers are welcome to e-mail me at with any questions and willingness to contribute. People are encouraged to contribute thru book donations; medical equipment; food; clothing or financial contributions that will be applied to aiding the Sudanese people."
Q: "Is there perhaps a closing statement you'd like to add?"
A: "Yes, indeed. We are presently moving forward on our documentary to raise awareness of the plight of the Sudanese people as well as a feature film called, Without A Voice. We will be that voice. We welcome the continued additional support of the entertainment industry and its resources, as well as all others that wish to contribute to helping others and making a better world. Please go to our website and review the various humanitarian projects we are involved in. Then let us me know how you can help."
More information on Valinsky's work:
Publicist Business Consultant & Marketing Specialist Producer
Miss Caribbean U.S.A.
Screen Actors Guild
Photo Credit: Images Courtesy/Valinsky Media Group


Veronica Viljoen said...

this interview allowed me to get to know Mark Valinsky a little better, V.

Mark Valinsky said...

Thank you Veronica for your very professional article and your generous support in helping us with our project to help the people of Sudan.

YOU are greatly appreciated!

Dr. Mark Valinsky
Director, Sudan Hope

Les LaMotte
Founder/ Executive Director
Sudan Hope