Talented photographers from around the world are donating their art for a good cause, and you can be a part of the effort. The artist collective SIX.TWO Editions is selling incredible photography prints from over 200 artists, with all proceeds going to organizations that provide earthquake aid to the people of Turkey and Syria.
Earlier this year, devastating earthquakes ravished communities in Turkey and Syria. The total death count is more than 50,000, with an estimated 44,000+ deaths in Turkey and 5,000+ in Syria, making it the deadliest natural disaster in Turkey’s modern history. With days of aftershocks and another earthquake in the Turkish city of Hatay, millions of people are in dire need of basic supplies including food, clean water, hygiene products and shelter.
Organizers hope the print sale, which runs through Monday, March 20, will help bring a sense of relief to the survivors. Each print is priced at $150 (plus shipping) and is printed on 10x12″ paper. Only $25 from the $150 price point will cover production costs, $125 will be donated to one of several organizations.
The shop features one-of-a-kind shots of just about every subject matter, including celebrity portraits. All of the artists, including contributors like Michael Lavine, Jody Rogac, and Wanda Martin, gave their works over to the cause and will not see any of the revenue of the sale.
SIX.TWO Editions has partnered with Turkish Philanthropy Funds to process and transfer all net proceeds equally to Ahbap, Ali İsmail Korkmaz Vakfı, Darüşşafaka Cemiyeti, Kırkayak Kültür, and Purple Solidarity, all organizations who are supporting the Turkish and Syrian communities through donations of live-saving supplies and other high-impact social investments.
SIX.TWO Edition shares that “our support for minorities and marginalized communities among earthquake survivors is a priority,” and “we are actively exploring opportunities to expand our support network for minorities and marginalized communities among earthquake survivors.”
The sale is an incredible opportunity to purchase stunning art for a fraction of the cost, all for an important humanitarian cause. If you want to make a direct donation, the Turkish Philanthropy Funds offers U.S.-based givers a tax-deductible donation option.
Top photo: screengrab from sixtwoeditions.com
Carmella is a writer and journalist based in Milwaukee, WI. She's an arts advocate, insatiable thrifter and the bassist in the band Chit Chat.