3.16.2011

LIFE SUPPORT JAPAN: Photography Auction Funds Benefit Japan Disaster


SILENT AUCTION: JENNIFERSCHWARTZ Gallery

Atlanta, GA, March 19th. 11am-5pm

Absentee Bidding VIEW IMAGES

Maiko Takaku, Matsuo Kabuki (2003)
Photograph (c) Hiroshi Watanabe

Big with Monkey Doll, Suo Sarumawashi (2008)
Photograph (c) Hiroshi Watanabe

Barefoot Guitarist (2009)
Photograph (c) Gabe Sheen

Life Support Japan is an effort by photographers and galleries around the world to raise money to support those affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11th, 2011. Money raised from these joint efforts will be donated to Direct Relief International and Habitat for Humanity Japan.

Silent Auction: Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA, March 19th. 11am-5pm. Winners Announced at 6pm on March 19th. Bids will be taken at the Gallery and also by Absentee Bidding. Absentee Bids can be sent to auction@jenniferschwartzgallery from 11am-5pm (Eastern Standard Time). They will accept absentee pre-bids Friday March 18th from 5pm-7pm. Additionally there will be a "buy it now" option, where the bidder can buy the lot at the full retail price.

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20x200: A JEN BEKMAN PROJECT
(limited editions x low prices) + the internet = art for everyone

Imperial Palace Gardens with Wall, Tokyo, 2009
Photograph (c) Emily Shur

All of the proceeds from the sale of this print benefit Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. 100% of the contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. 20X200

"I have photographed in Japan since my first visit in 2004 . . . I identify deeply with the level of respect that nature commands there, as well as the mesmerizing attention to detail prevalent within Japanese life. This honoring of the natural world is indicative of a certain way of thinking; a collective consciousness that goes beyond simply caring for plants or animals or taking pride in one’s work." –Emily Shur


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Hope, India, 2011 $50
Photograph (c) Manjari Sharma

January Rain, Tokyo, 2009 $50
Photograph (c) Michael Kirchoff

the photo community has pulled together asap, powered by aline smithson of lenscratch and christa dix of wall space gallery. at this time, over 850 photographers have donated their work (!) so new images are being uploaded every day - check back often - for $50 you will get an 8 X 10 signed print - one of a special limited edition of ten - 100% of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations, Direct Relief International and Habitat for Humanity Japan, benefiting disaster victims.

*purchase thru google check-out. international buyers: email for an invoice and pay thru paypal. buy multiple prints, pay shipping once.

note: Life Support Japan is planned as a long term project, not a short term fix to help Japan. they are creating a website, I'll post when it's live. "thank you from the bottom of my heart for this huge outpouring of support in this effort to help."–gallery owner, christa dix

4 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You are a very special art angel and we all need to find a way to reach out to the Japanese people...one heart ...one world! Peace, be with you! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Aleksandra said...

A wonderful and much needed initiative Deep respect for you and the ones who are not making a difference between rich and poor but reaching out to help those in urgent need.Every little effort is needed there as on other,not forgotten Earth places where the nature raged and left only devastation behind.Thank you.

JL Cancio said...

Great initiative Eli.
The Matsuo Kabuki picture, awesome.

Shabnamsirur said...

A wonderful effort, wish you the very best. Thank you for posting such inspiring photography. Stunning effort.