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13th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honors Equine Photographer Diana De Rosa

LOS ANGELES – February 21, 2019 – Professional equine photographer Diana De Rosa from Long Island, New York was presented with the 13th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the sport category at the prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The live online gala was attended by over 17,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. The 13th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Penguin Random House, London; Contrasto Galleria, Milan; Young & Rubicam, Lima; Harper’s Bazaar, UK; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Zurich; Time Inc., London; Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna; Conny Dietzschold Galleries, Cologne; and Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 692 coveted title awards and 952 nominees in 32 categories.

“Once again, another stunning collection of high-quality entries both professional and amateur. It’s always inspiring to see this classic medium being stretched into new and interesting directions,” said juror Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding in Sydney. Cultural Heritage Consultant Andrea de Polo from Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum in Florence added, “The quality of work is incredible and for the jury selecting the best images is very hard work.”

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,404 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Diana De Rosa’s Polo Power, an exceptional image entered in the sport category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”

De Rosa is a veteran equestrian journalist, who has traveled the world and has recorded equestrian history for over 35 years. A language major in college, De Rosa went on to run a riding school, then was editor of an equine magazine for 13 years, and eventually focused on her writing and photography.  She has over 1000 published stories and photos to her credit.

She is the past president of the American Horse Publications and is on the Executive Board of the Press Club of Long Island.

A long-time member of The International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, De Rosa has been one of the few journalists to be credentialed to cover the past eight Olympic Games (including being on assignment for USA Today for the 1992 Olympics).  She has also covered or been on staff at every World Equestrian Games, numerous Pan American Games and World Cups.

Besides being a writer & photographer, De Rosa also does PR. Some past and present clients include the Hampton Classic, National and Washington International Horse Shows, USA Equestrian Trust, Healthy Horse Boutique, Running Wild, DreamWorks, the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, and 20th Century Fox.

For ten years De Rosa co-hosted the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show for the local Hamptons’ TV Station WVVH.  She also does some radio reporting and voiceovers.  De Rosa enjoys bringing life to her many equestrian stories through her camera lens and keyboard.  For eight years until his death on October 11, 2004, she worked with the famed Christopher Reeve.

De Rosa is co-organizer of the EQUUS Film Festival, which takes place annually in New York City, with tour stops around the US, including the 2017 World Cup in Omaha, NE and the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC. She also spent part of the 2017 winter taking photos for the Equestrians Got Talent, Althea and at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL, which is where she captured this polo power moment.

De Rosa is a part time actress and a SAG-AFTRA union member. She has performed in parodies, music videos, was a side-kick on a cooking show, appeared on The Food Network, featured on Gotham and Oceans 8 and much more. De Rosa is single and calls home Huntington, LI, NY.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com

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Press Club of Long Island Honors Equine Photographer Diana De Rosa

LONG ISLAND, NY – June 7, 2018 – Professional equine photographer and EQUUS Film Festival Co-Organizer, Diana De Rosa, was presented with first place at the Press Club of Long Island annual awards in the category of Non-Local Photo. The photo was taken at a polo match during the 2017 International Polo Club season in Wellington, FL. Second and third place went to photographers from Newsday, the well-respected daily newspaper on Long Island. To win ahead of two Newsday photographers was a real honor.

The PCLI annual awards dinner was attended by over 230 guests, where close to 300 awards were given out to first, second and third place winners. De Rosa, who has covered eight Olympic Games, joined co-host David North and Eileen Lehpamer, from News 12, to MC the evening honoring the many award winners while also catching pictures throughout the night. The event was held at The Woodbury Country Club in Syosset, Long Island.

“I am thrilled to have achieved this honor,” De Rosa remarked. “My passion for photography has taken me all over the world. This photo was taken during an exciting polo match where top national and international polo players fought hard for their teams. To be recognized for my photography means a lot to me. I post a lot of my photography for people to view on my web site: www.dianaderosa.com so that others can share in the beauty of the horse.”

The photo appeared with an article De Rosa wrote on www.hubpages.com/@dianaderosa called “A Twist of Polo.”

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Health, Horses, Healing and Hippocrates

In 2005, my mom was diagnosed with cancer and like any devoted daughter who was devastated by the thought of losing her “rock,” I went in search of answers. I came up with Hippocrates, a hidden treasure of health and wellness located in West Palm Beach, FL. While for my mom, going to their three-week Life Transformation Program didn’t happen, I never forgot what I heard in the orientation session we attended.

Since then, I have devoted a large portion of my life to learning about alternative methods of health. I’ve delved into healthy eating habits, essential oils, detoxification, pH balancing and so much more.

Because of the knowledge gained over the years, often people will come to me for advice for simple things like a cold or more complex issues like cancer. Together we discuss things they should consider to help strengthen their mind, body, soul, spirit and their immune system. My consistent answer to everyone is: “If I were in your shoes, the first thing I would do is go and take the three-week Life Transformation Program offered by Hippocrates.”

Now 12 years later, I still make the same suggestion but when people started to ask very specific questions, it became clear that if I wanted to give them answers, I needed to test the waters. While three weeks would be my ideal, a busy lifestyle allowed me one week to see what Hippocrates is all about. Now as I look back on that experience it’s my goal to share what I call the “gift of health” to others, especially those involved with horses.

Hippocrates Can Also Help Horses

Florida in the winter is an area that has a host of horses in every breed and discipline including dressage, show jumping, reining, racing, polo, and so much more. So, it only makes sense that Hippocrates is a place for the horse people who love and care for them.

While I continue to learn about how Hippocrates helps heal people, I was not aware that in the past it also has helped horses. In fact, over the years the same philosophies that Hippocrates uses for people, it has also used to heal and improve performance in people and in horses.

I chatted with Hippocrates owner Brian Clement about that horse connection which took place back when this place of health and wellness had its headquarters in Massachusetts.

“When I was still in Boston guests who came through the program and got extraordinary results were horse owners and some were race horse owners,” Brian commented.

One of those owners approached Brian and asked if he thought the health benefits that humans were seeing could extend to a horse. Knowing that horses are already Vegans (which is the foundation of Hippocrates), he felt pretty positive that the same premise could be transferred to horses.

One of the healing techniques that Hippocrates uses is wheatgrass poultices on wounds and it was this concept that they passed on to horses. This is done by taking left over pulp from after the wheatgrass is juiced and using that as a poultice to heal whatever is under it.

There was some trial as to how much to use on a horse compared to what you would use on a human but once that was figured out, not only did the horse’s healing improve but as Brian explained, “It was faster because the horse is a Vegan. It wasn’t only the wheatgrass. We gave them a wide variety of sprouts.”

The horses loved the sprouts and clearly looked forward to their daily addition to their diet. They also used different salves with herbs to help dissolve growths. In addition, owners and trainers were  encouraged to ensure the horses were kept warm when they were sleeping. The combination of all the above proved to solve a host of problems and get the horses back in action much quicker than the normal turnaround time had been for the various conditions.

“I learned a lot from that. I learned that we are not different. For the first time I gained a different respect for their intelligence. I believe that one of the horses thanked us. He got better and you could see a difference, not only in his attitude, but in his hair and mane,” Brian added.

A New Home in Horse Country

Once the headquarters moved down to Florida that part of the business ended, but with so many horses around, Brian has a renewed interest in working with horses again. He feels the best way to do that is to work with the people who own, train, ride or care for them.

Before extending the benefits to the horse, it’s important that those working around the horses understand what Hippocrates is all about and then extend that knowledge to the horse. It makes the most sense for the individual(s) to be the ones who first learn the practices of the program. Once they see and understand how the Hippocrates lifestyle and protocols can benefit them, their family and friends then they can decide what might also work for their horses. The result will be a better life for everyone.

Both Brian and his wife Anna Maria have a love for horses and if you wander around the property you will see a variety of horse statues and artifacts.

“Anna Maria and I both see the horse as elegant and complete. They don’t have self-esteem problems. These large bodies running 50 miles an hour; it’s a noble image,” said Brian.

“Everyone likes horses and everyone likes babies. We are universal. We perceive ourselves as global. We have 17 and 18 countries around the world. We embrace them not just for their image but the extraordinary emotions. What other species has the endless love of the horse.”

For Brian and his wife, healing horses was just an extension of what his goals are for people. Health is the most important present we can receive, and for Brian, seeing what he believes is working to heal so many, “is a gift for me. The plan I had was and is to change humanity. I took on this mission because it is that important. You can’t help to change humanity without a presence.”

Brian feels that in a way he’s had a part in knowing that more people throughout the world are Vegan than ever before.

Brian and Anna Maria live a life that never stops. Last year they spent 210 days somewhere in the world sharing their philosophy about the road to health.

When asked about the endless hours Hippocrates requires, Brian was quick to add, “I am happy to love my work. As you get older your ego tames itself. Your brain is a foe not a friend. Your heart is your best friend.”

With the horse lover in me coming out I wondered if Brian wanted to end on one last horse moment and sure enough he did and commented, “In general people who have a love of horses have a sense of warmth and humanity. Maybe they should hold that for their lives and maintain the same level of concern for their companion as they do for the horse.”

Health has no boundaries and as a long-time equine journalist who writes about and photographs horses, sharing my Hippocrates experience, especially with those who are horse enthusiasts, continues to be important to me.

For more about the seven articles from my week at Hippocrates and to read future articles, go to http://hippocratesinst.org/a-hippocrates-guest-journey.

On the last Wednesday of each month, Hippocrates has an Open House where you can learn more about what this institute offers. They also host half hour walking tours at noon on Thursdays and Saturdays with a program consultant. It’s a great way for you to capture the essence of this place up close and decide if any of Hippocrates programs would support your wellness goals.

Keep in mind that even though your horse can’t go to Hippocrates, you can take advantage of the knowledge you gain, because many of the same protocols can also be of value to your horse. In fact, you can discuss your thoughts with one of the many Hippocrates professionals. They would be happy to guide you on how to best implement some of the things already mentioned in this article as well as other protocols, such as essential oils, massage techniques and more. These and other things could make life easier for both of you because Hippocrates is about health and healing for humans, so why not give that gift of wellness to your horse.

For more information, go to www.hippocratesinst.org, or call 561-471-8876. And if you happen to know a person (or a horse) who needs some healing help, tell them about this health institute.

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Photography Masters Cup Honors Equine Photographer Diana De Rosa

LONG ISLAND, NY – March 12 – Professional photographer Diana De Rosa was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Sport at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Diana De Rosa’s photo ‘Horse Elegance’ is an exceptional image entered in the sport category and represents contemporary color photography at its finest. We’re pleased to present Diana with the title of Nominee.”

“I am thrilled to have achieved this honor,” De Rosa remarked. “My passion for photography has taken me all over the world. This photo was taken during the Alltech World Equestrian Games when it was held in my own country in the state of Kentucky. To be recognized for my photography internationally is extremely rewarding. I post a lot of my photography for people to view on my web site, www.dianaderosa.com, so that others can share in the beauty of the horse.”

colormaster_nominee-blkTo see the winning photo online, visit: Masters Cup Photo.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.photomasterscup.com.

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Diana De Rosa to Be on Worst Cooks in America Premiering Feb. 17th

Diana is one of HorsesintheSouth.com’s long time contributors for equine articles and events. This is a special highlight to her, so be sure to watch Worst Cooks in America on the Food Network this Sunday!

Bio of Diana De Rosa (Huntington, NY): Diana’s late parents wished their daughter would learn how to cook, and she is ready for culinary boot camp. She grew up in a family where dinner was waiting on the table when she got home, but she is now on her own and needs to take care of herself. Diana, a photographer and health fanatic, currently survives on nuts, dried fruit, Greek yogurt, protein shakes and leftovers from friends.  When she does attempt the kitchen basics, she burns food and can’t even work a blender without spilling the contents all over the kitchen.  She’s been a successful equine journalist covering events around the globe, but cooking is the one thing she still needs to master.

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Equine Journalist Diana De Rosa Receives Press Club of Long Island Phil Spahn Award

The Press Club of Long Island presented equine journalist Diana De Rosa with their prestigious Phil Spahn award at their annual awards dinner on Thursday, June 7th. The Phil Spahn award is presented to a PCLI member who has demonstrated outstanding service to journalism, PCLI or to the community.  For the past three years De Rosa has been on the Board of the PCLI working diligently behind the scenes.

In her acceptance speech De Rosa commented, “Like many of you I am a journalist who lives on Long Island but unlike many of you most of what I report on is not on Long Island. In fact, this year I will be covering my 7th Olympic Games.”

De Rosa, who has had to sideline all her travels for the past month in order to care for her dad, continued noting, “Recently my dad had brain surgery – the result of a fall. It has demanded a lot of our time and energy as me and my siblings get through this rough time that won’t have a happy ending. Yet, I have not resented one second of sacrifice. Matter of fact, I value this time spent with him and the lessons I’ve learned. I feel when you believe in a person or organization it’s easy to give of your time and energy.”

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