Honorary Commendation for Humanitarian
Catherine Bauknight, photojournalist, was the recipient
of the Honorary Commendation for Humanitarian Activism Award,
presented by Kenneth Aaron, President of the Visual Artists
Guild on January 16, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.
The award was presented in recognition of Bauknights
efforts in Hawaii, China, Ethiopia, and with the Catawba
Indians, to document the humanitarian plight of oppressed
and forgotten peoples and to communicate through photography
the stories, which are so often overlooked by society,
The Visual Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization promoting
human rights, based in Los Angeles.