I'm pleased and honored to have my photograph of the Buddhist Monk Emma Slade shortlisted for The Portrait of Humanity Award. This is a new global award founded by the British Journal of Photography and Magnum Photos. My photograph will be included in the accompanying book and winners will be announced at the launch event on May 23rd. The Long Goodbye shows a genuine moment of emotion as Buddhist Monk & charity founder Emma Slade says farewell to her friend Fitch, the graceful Great Dane who sadly passed away a few weeks after the photograph was taken. Previously a London investment banker Emma turned to Buddhism after being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint whilst on a business trip to Jakarta. Many thanks again to Emma, and Fitch's owner Michelle Parker. Also Madeleine Smith, Julie Read & Betty Brigstocke-Williams. Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved More from this story in volume #2 of Perfect Bound magazine.