I want to begin this post by saying that my heart absolutely breaks for the people of Japan right now. I cannot imagine their pain and the challenging times they face ahead, but I just want to humbly offer my thoughts and prayers to the Japanese people and anyone who has family and friends there.
— Amanda Shoemaker, Shutter Mission
Many artists are doing everything they can to give back and help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. I scoured the blogs and Twitter to find a few good examples of photographers who are putting their cameras to good use.
Check out the links below to view each photographer’s offerings… from auctions, to raffles, to donating full or partial session fees, or donating the proceeds from print sales… each fundraiser is unique in some way. My hope is that these photographers will give you some inspiration about how you can use your talents to help Japan during this very tragic and difficult time.
Portrait & Wedding Photographers
- Sarah Dawson in Sacramento, CA
- Krista Mason in Los Angeles, CA
- Starlo Photography in Dallas, TX
- Henry Chen in Los Angeles, CA
- Karen Schlink in Connecticut
- Cristen Farrell in Santa Clarita, CA
- Annie Watson in Connecticut
- Gresham Photography in Hoover, AL
- Innovative Photography in Utah
- Lynn-Kai Chao in San Francisco, CA
Fine Art Prints
- Hilda Grahnat in Malmö, Sweden (bigcartel shop)
- VioletRay Photography in Florence, MT (etsy shop)
- Charity Print Auction on Flickr
- Nathan Armes has created a great list of photographers who are donating proceeds from print sales to the Japan relief effort.
- Oliver Fluck has a list of photographers selling prints and donating proceeds too.
How Are You Helping Japan?
If you are a photographer or vendor and are running an auction, raffle, or some type of fundraiser of your own, feel free to add your link and info in the comments below.
Image (above): Japan flag – “Sans Titre” (Untitled) by Vivien Isnard (1987) – photo by Luc De Leeuw on Flickr