Two prints from 'The Boarding School' series to be auctioned at the Hotshoe Gallery Fundraiser for Japan
For JapanA sale of photographic prints for and about Japan by established and emerging photographers. All proceeds go to Architecture for Humanity’s post tsunami reconstruction projects.
Viewing 2–5 August 2011
Print sale Friday 5 August 18.00–21.00
Architecture for Humanity London and Hotshoe Gallery are hosting a charity print sale & auction to raise funds for the long term reconstruction in the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan. Photographs were submitted following an open call for images. The brief was to evoke and celebrate Japanese culture. The response was overwhelming with over 500 entries from both established and emerging photographers from all around the world.
100 photographs were selected. They will be on show from 2nd August and will go up for auction at Hotshoe Gallery 5th August from 6pm. All the photographs are C-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. They come framed and are 30x40cm. The starting donation will be £50. There will be an opportunity to place higher bids for the prints.
The proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity’s Japan reconstruction programme working on the ground in Sendai. Projects include an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, and an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet as a way to kick start local economic recovery. On the drawing board is also a small scale fishing village – rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan. The Sendai operation is being headed up by a team of top Japanese architects and overseen by the charity’s founder, Cameron Sinclair.
As well as the exhibition there will be a video sent from the team on the ground in Sendai.