Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Photography For Social Change" Silent Auction At Stephen Cohen Gallery

Just wanted to invite anyone who's in LA on February 20th to come over to Stephen Cohen Gallery for the "Photography For Social Change Silent Auction".

The auction will feature a hefty handful of world-renowned photographers as well locals like yours truly, all assembled to benefit Julia Dean's critically important, "Child Labor Project"

From the site:

"The auction will benefit Project 5: Photography for Social Change, which supports talented photojournalists and builds documentary photography through grants, exhibits and publications.

Project 5's silent auctions will raise money for a five-year series of photo documentary projects on five pressing social issues: child labor, educational access, health care, immigration, economic globalization. The February 2010 auction will raise funds to complete Dean's current collaborative project, Child Labor and the Global Village.

'Photographers look through their lenses at society and the environment, but they also see through their hearts,' says Dean, the Los Angeles documentary photographer who founded Project 5. 'As the economy takes a toll on the traditional patrons of documentary photography, such as newspapers and magazines, new support is needed. We must not lose a generation of important stories.'"

Saturday, Feb 20th

7-11 pm

Stephen Cohen Gallery

7358 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036