In 2016, Gina Martin founded the Bob & Diane Fund. Named after her mother Diane who passed away with Alzheimer’s and her father Bob who was her husband of 50 years and loyal caregiver who died 3 months later. The Fund gives a $5,000 grant each year to support visual storytelling about Alzheimer’s or dementia. This non-profit brings her two passions together – photography and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Gina worked at National Geographic for 21 years representing photographer’s work in the editorial market worldwide. She is active in the larger photo community by attending photo festivals, providing portfolio reviews, judging photo contests, and mentoring emerging photographers. Gina has a large collection of photography books and prints and will be hosting her own intervention.