Photography auction to help ‘marginalised’ communities
April 18, 2012
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