Photography auction to help ‘marginalised’ communities

Hundreds of street photographs are being sold to raise money for PhotoVoice, a charity that aims to highlight social issues through photography projects.

Hundreds of street photographs are being sold to raise money for PhotoVoice, a charity that aims to highlight social issues through photography projects.

Thirty street photographers have donated limited-edition prints for an online auction that runs until 25 April.

Among those taking part is photographer Nick Turpin who said: ‘The whole street photography community seems to have got behind this initiative and the quality of work available is staggering.’

PhotoVoice director Kevin McCullough added: ‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the street photography community.

‘They really recognise the importance of the work we do, giving marginalised people – who have typically just been the subject of photographs – the opportunity to represent themselves through the images they create.’

The charity, which was set up in 1999, said in a statement: ‘Street photography has been enjoying an extraordinary renaissance in the past few years with a raft of dedicated publications, festivals, magazines and exhibitions.’

More than 350 images from the Street Collection cost £100.

For details visit www.thestreetcollection.net

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