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 (www.directrelief.org) and Habitat for Humanity Japan (www.habitatjp.org).
Currently there are two efforts that I am involved in:
1. Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA is handling the online auction at www.wall-spacegallery.com (http://wall-spacegallery.com/displayShow.php?showID=124). This address will change because participation far exceeded the original anticipated response. Each photographer commits to contributing an special edition of 10 of an image. These will be sold for $50 each.
This is my contribution, it is not listed yet but should be in a few days.
'Palm + 4' 2011, 6x6 image printed on 8.5x11 (ed.1-10)
There are a lot of wonderful images, a great way to buy art and make a difference at the same time.
2. In addition Jennifer Schwartz Gallery (http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com) in Atlanta, GA will be holding a silent auction on March 19th during the Westside Arts District monthly Third Saturday Art Stroll. Photographers have donated pieces from their bodies of work for the silent auction. The auction will take place from 11am-5pm and winners will be announced at 6pm on March 19th. Bids will be taken at the gallery and also by absentee bidding. I will post more information when it is available.
This is my contribution to this event.
'Rat Beach Skaters' 2010, 12x12 image printed on 17x22, artist proof