THE LLAMA IN THE ROOM
Lori Gregory is the owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas. Her seven animals include Rojo, Smokey, Beni, Little Chap, Napoleon, Jean-Pierre and Andre, a combination of llamas and alpacas. Originally purchased for her daughter to participate in 4-H, Gregory had not anticipated using these animals for therapy. She now has events booked almost daily at hospitals, senior centers, schools, rehabilitation centers and centers for children and adults with disabilities. Rojo the Llama is dubbed the "World's Most Beloved Llama" and has fans all over the country.
I shot this story for FLUX Magazine, University of Oregon's premiere student-run publication. The story was featured in the 2015 issue. View the story here.
I won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award and a Hearst Photojournalism Award for my photography in FLUX.