In light of the recent disasters in Japan, Wa Project will be having a photography auction to be held at the 25CPW gallery in New York City on April 21st 2011. Tickets can be bought in advance for $20 (see link at bottom). 100% of the funds raised will be donated to Architecture for Humanity's work in rebuilding devastated communities in the affected area. Partnering with Nuru Project, 25CPW and Sombra Projects, with contributions from the Magnum Foundation and Friends Without Borders, this auction event has already gathered support from the Japanese and photographic communities in New York and beyond. The night will be a celebration with a display of photographic art, music from Koto player Yumi Kurosawa, American folk band Thomas Wesley Stern and Japanese cuisine from Blue Ribbon with refreshments from Sapporo and Ito En. In addition, all ticket holders will be entered into a raffle.
Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit design services firm founded in 1999 working to build a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By channelling the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make a difference locally, each year 10,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people annually. From conception to completion, all aspects of the design and construction process are carefully managed. Clients include community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations.
Participating Photographers include: Gilles Bensimon, Kenro Izo, Elliot Erwitt Jean Gaumy, Lois Conner, Nina Berman, Suzanne Opton, Wayne Liu, James Whitlow Delano, Jonathan Mannion and Stephen Ferry.
Location: 25CPW, 25 Central Park West, NYC
Advance Tickets: http://tiny.cc/waauction
Source: Wa Project Presents: A Photography Auction benefiting Architecture for Humanity Japan Tsunami Relief Press Release.