Keep Memory Alive

PhotographerPam Boling
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryLas Vegas, United States
Photo Date8/7/2017
Entry Description

The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is far more than beautiful architecture: they hold the key to “Keep Memory Alive” for future generations. The Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, was designed by architect Frank Gehry at the behest of Larry Ruvo. Mr. Ruvo is the son of Lou Ruvo, namesake for the center. The elder Ruvo died from Alzheimer’s disease in 1994. The following year, Larry Ruvo held a dinner to both honor his father and celebrate his life, which turned into an annual fund raiser. Funds were used to build a clinic. They treated their first patient on July 13, 2009. Keep Memory Alive is now a renowned Alzheimer’s fund raising center. There is an event center, a café which serves brain-healthy meals, and a well-stocked library.

About Photographer

Pam Boling has more than three decades of photographic experience, beginning in her early teens as a hobbyist, photographing for high school and college newspapers. She first worked professionally as a wedding photographer starting at age 21, a happy accident as she likes to think of it. She later ventured into portraiture, part-time as a freelancer while moving frequently as a military spouse. Pam has traveled much of the United States, having lived in eight states in all regions. She developed a keen interest in landscape and macro photography while traveling, and has experimented in many genres. She is now located in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she works as a part-time commercial and portrait photographer. She enjoys photographing women and especially working with those who have been victims of domestic abuse. Pam wants to expand her photographic endeavors to include photojournalism. She is also a writer and has done some copy writing for major corporations including photographic manufacturers. She hopes to combine her photography and writing skills into a journalistic venture.