SF Gate: “Signs that you are in the Bay Area” – Leah Garchik

– On July 13, the 29th birthday of Shane Bauer, about 100 photographers and friends gathered at RayKo Photo Center for a Free Shane Bauer birthday celebration and fundraiser. Bauer was arrested in Iran two years ago, along with Josh Fattal, and held on charges of espionage. Bauer’s fiancee, Sarah Shourd, was also arrested, but was freed in September. Bauer and Fattal’s trial is set for July 31 in Iraq. RayKo co-director Mia Nakano says a few hundred dollars were raised, for legal fees. But the larger purpose of the evening was to “highlight Shane’s incredible photography” and “to send one more reminder that Shane and Josh have not been forgotten.”

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