This is a project that I’m really excited to be a part of. I remember in 2007 when I was just dreaming about being a freelance photographer I once emailed Kevin Miyazaki out of the blue just to ask him about his work because I was so drawn to it. He responded graciously. Since then I’ve been following his work and even spoke to his class at MIAD via Skype recently. In 2009 he started a website that lets photographers sell prints with the sole intent of making money for a charity or non-profit of their choice. After 50 editions have been put up for sale and over $28,000 total raised there is now a book out. It was designed by the talented Heidi Romano working out of Australia.
Yesterday the project also got a mention over on Time Magazine’s photography blog LightBox.
So far this Collect.Give has allowed me to donate $760 to Bryan House and I have one print left that, if sold, would bump it up to a solid $800. After spending so much time photographing at Bryan House I had hoped to raise money for it and this effort allowed me to do so while reaching a new audience.
The book is a beautiful thing (I’ve seen the proofs) and it features photographs by: Jane Fulton Alt, Malu Alvarez, Jonathan Blaustein, Mark Brautigam, Jesse Burke, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Katrina d’Autremont, Amy Eckert, Matt Eich, Jon Feinstein, Sarina Finkelstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Max. S. Gerber, Meggan Gould, Andrew Hetherington, Geoffrey Hiller, Peter Hoffman, Jon Horvath, Ben Huff, Dave Jordano, Stella Kalaw, Melissa Kaseman, Liz Kuball, Shane Lavalette, David Leventi, John Loomis, S. Billie Mandle, Kerry Mansfield, Mark Menjivar, Kevin J. Miyazaki, Annie Marie Musselman, Colleen Plumb, Susana Raab, Shawn Records, Ellen Rennard, Dalton Rooney, Jonathan Saunders, Manjari Sharma, Daniel Shea, Kelly Shimoda, Emily Shur, Allison V. Smith, Aline Smithson, Brea Souders, Sarah Sudhoff, Jake Stangel, Lacey Terrell, Sonja Thomsen, Susan Worsham and David Wright.
Essays by: Crista Dix, Darius Himes, Lisa Hostetler, Rachel Hulin, Miki Johnson, Larissa Leclair, Wally Mason, George Slade, Amy Stein and Alison Zavos.
Softcover, perfect bound
Costs a meager $22
Heidi’s Pledge 100% of publication profits: $2.05 per book, after a discounted production cost from MagCloud
Buy it here