Buy Affordable Photography, Support Black Trans Lives
Since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in late May, protests have taken over city streets around the country. In turn, charities and non-profit organizations benefitting Black lives have seen a spike in donations from people who want to take direct action in defunding the police, calling for justice after a senseless murder, or helping a homeless Black trans woman find a place to stay for the night. When the coronavirus first swept through the United States earlier this year, art and photography sales like Pictures for Elmhurst, (which ultimately raised $1 million for COVID-19 relief) became a popular fundraising initiative. Now that the Black Lives Matter movement has begun to surge again among citizens around the world, more sales of this kind are being launched. The fundraising initiative Reframing the Future is one of them. Beginning on June 16 and running until June 30, the sale will donate 100% of its proceeds to the National Bail Out, which provides bail for Black community members being detained before a trial, and the Marsha P. Johnson Initiative, an organization protecting the lives of Black trans people. Prices for the prints range from $25 to $75 and $100, and feature the works of photographers June Canedo de Souza, Brad Ogbonna, Daniel Jack Lyons, and more. See some of the pieces for sale through Reframing the Future beginning today, here.