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Another Successful Weekend Workshop

Marlene Neumann CREATIVITY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop- May 2017

Marlene hosted her 86th Weekend Workshop on Creative Photography last weekend and it was overwhelmingly successful. Everyone who attended felt more aware of their surroundings and awake by the end of the weekend. All except Tigger, the center guardian!  The course is aimed at anyone who needs a shift in the way they think and feel about photography and about their lives. Contact Marlene directly for more information about upcoming courses.

Join Marlene on Instagram!

Marlene is on Instagram! Instagram is a great platform for connecting with people and Marlene hopes to form stronger bonds with you all! Get more insight into Marlene’s life as she connects with the world around her in profound ways. You can follow her at @marleneneumann_photosa.

A Day with the Township Dogs

Marlene’s Buckaroo Project went for their weekly sterilization drive into Cintsa East township. They also fed local dogs. The food was kindly donated by the East London public. Please donate food if you can- these dogs are hungry and Buckaroo is running low on supplies. We need dog food, blankets and old kennels, as the upcoming winter months can be very harsh! To donate, contact Marlene directly at 083 321 3391 or drop off at 8 Kent Road, Vincent.

Throwback Thursday with Marlene Neumann

Boxes and boxes of old press releases, articles and newspaper clippings have scattered the office floors over the past few days. Finding articles, scanning them in and digitizing over 32 years of work allows for moments of reflection and time to pause and see how much Marlene’s world has changed. For the next couple of weeks, Marlene will be posting Throwback Thursdays on Facebook to give you insight into her career and her many hairstyle changes! Find an article published in SA Photo in 2000 here! How times have changed!


Vincent Park winner announced


Congratulations Michael Richter, who has won a large framed Marlene Neumann Fine Art Photograph. The competition was run with Vincent Park Shopping Mall in their festive season magazine. Michael and his wife Annette Richter have chosen Hole in the Wall, well done. A big thank you to Mariaan Hartwig, Marketing Manager for Vincent Park at Primedia Lifestyle.

Marlene Neumann helps stabbed dog


Marlene Neumann received a phone call from an owner from the Cintsa East township, reporting that her dog had been stabbed. He was one of the dogs who was sterilised by Marlene’s BUCKAROO project.  “We fetched the dog, whose name is “Danger”, and the SPCA stitched him up and gave him antibiotics. He is home now and doing well. There is definitely a noticeable difference in the dogs and their owners.  Danger may have not previously received any attention. The owners struggle without fencing to contain the animals”, Neumann said.  Marlene and her team continue to drop off food parcels in Cintsa East.  Marlene says: “Every dog we help makes A DIFFERENCE TO ‘THAT’ DOG”.
Marlene Neumann is a SA fine art photographer and founder of the Buckaroo charity initiative. Give a Buck, give a Rand..

Experiencing your life

The 3rd DVD in Marlene Neumann’s inspiring  4 part video series is now available.  EXPERIENCING YOUR LIFE  – Marlene brings into sharp focus ways in which we can use whatever it is that we do, working or playing, to be fully present for our own lives. She reminds us to stay aware, minute by minute, not only that we are alive but also that the transcendent power that some of us call God is expressing Itself through us. She shows us that we are always supported and nurtured. Capturing What People Don’t Talk About is a transformative video series where one really connects to Marlene’s messages. They will move you and shift you. The DVDs are meaningful gifts for friends and loved ones seeking change.

Marlene Neumann at Hemingways Tsogo Sun festive market


Marlene is showcasing an exquisite collection of her fine art photographs, books, DVDs @ The Venue at Hemingways. The third DVD from her inspiring video series has been launched (Capturing What People Don’t Talk About). A heartfelt and meaningful gift idea! The market is currently on until Friday night, the 23rd.

Rescue dove reaches 4th milestone


We take for granted how frail and fleeting a dove’s life is in nature. We don’t appreciate the beauty of small animals we see almost daily. Most of us don’t even notice in our mad rush. When Sophie was rescued as a stranded baby dove from a broken nest on the ground after a stormy night, we had no idea that thousands would learn from her journey. Fine art photographer Marlene Neumann and Sophie share an amazing bond. They have opened so many hearts to appreciating the little things and feeling greater compassion for animals and people. TODAY is a day of celebration – Sophie turns four! 🙂

Philanthropy is a state of being not just doing

Marlene Neumann’s love for animals goes beyond a handout and the odd good deed. It is part of who she is and maybe her intuitive eye for photography takes her beyond being the viewer. She feels everything. Her quote she is known for: “I photograph not what I see, but what I feel. “She heads up her own project called Buckaroo, which provides support for animal NGO’s and at present Marlene’s focus is sterilisation in the informal settlements. When everyone has left, in her own time, Marlene personally checks up on the progress of the dogs. The photograph above says it all.  The dogs who were skin and bone are looking healthier. Marlene has sunk in food and water bowls so that the pigs don’t knock them over. This detail worries her until she finds a solution.  Her actions teach dog owners and children compassion towards animals. Marlene believes that every positive action and good deed has a ripple effect, no matter how small it may seem in the animal crisis in our country.

Marlene’s message on Facebook – “WORKING IN THE TRENCHES”

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