Susan G. Komen Gala

New Orleans benefit raises money for breast cancer awareness

I had the privilege to shoot photos for the annual Susan G. Komen Summer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner held July 11 at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.

Susan G. Komen chef and sommelier

Two of the chefs, along with the sommelier, who participated in the 13th annual Susan G. Komen Sumer Cure Chefs Wine Dinner held at the New Orleans Windsor Court on July 11.

This 13th benefit for breast cancer awareness featured a five-course meal prepared by some of New Orleans’ best chefs, along with wine chosen to pair well with each course. Chefs participating included Chef Daniel Causgrove of The Grill Room, Chef Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s & Ivy, Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Downtown Diner, Chef Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint and Chef Lisa Donovan of Husk Restaurant.

My role was to photograph participants as possible in a red-carpet style. Couples, individuals and groups posed in front of a Susan G. Komen background as the benefit participants mingled and bid on silent auction items before the meal began.

You can help continue the work of raising awareness of breast cancer and the need for regular mammograms by making a donation.

About Andy Crawford

Andy Crawford has been a photographer and writer for more than 20 years, with thousands of images and articles published in magazines and newspapers around the country. He now focuses on Louisiana photography, landscapes, HDR photography, urban prints and other fine art photography. He also is a portrait photographer.