Renowned photographer Rankin has joined a campaign to raise funds for the refugee crisis that has gripped Europe in recent months.
[Photo credit: © Rankin]
The Prints for Refugees project, the brainchild of London-based photographer Mark Sherratt, aims to raise money for Doctors of the World – a charity that helps to provide vital medical aid to refugees.
Rankin has donated ‘Free Me’, one of only 25 16x20in prints, to coincide with today’s Human Rights Day.
The Rankin print is on sale for £1,500, which, the charity says, is enough to fund a large medical consultation tent.
The project has so far raised £10,000 from online sales of signed, editioned prints through its website.
All the cash raised is due to go to Doctors of the World, which said: ‘These extra funds to help refugees come at an important time, as winter draws in, temperatures drop and conditions deteriorate for many who remain destitute in places such as Lesbos, Idomeni and Calais.’
Mark Sherratt, who is an advertising and editorial photographer, welcomed the ‘fantastic’ response he has received from photographers since he launched Prints for Refugees in September.
‘Like so many others, the struggles of the refugees in Calais and those attempting to travel to Europe affected me deeply, so I wanted to try to do something about it.
‘I suspected many of my fellow photographers would feel the same, so I reached out with a simple idea to try to help.’
Doctors of the World runs more than 350 programmes in over 80 countries.
For full details, visit www.printsforrefugees.com.