Photographers for Yolanda
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Reception 5:00 pm / Auction 7:30 pm
Download the auction catalog HERE.
The immediacy of photography to tell stories creates an impact both for those who see them and for those who are witnesses to would have been unseen or untold stories, had they not captured them through their lenses.
A visual retelling by way of taking photographs as a means of documenting calamities, accidents, blissful happenings, political disdains, even a layman on the street - all that encapsulates the wealth of humanity involved in the everyday are seen from the lenses of these photojournalists who are each contributing works in order to reach out to the communities affected by the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which recently hit the country.
Seeing the wrath of Yolanda damage the lives of many through photographs that continue to move across media, serves to remind us of the power of the photographic image to unearth stories that lie beneath each image as they create a shared experience that encompass a diverse people.
1335MABINI invites you to “Photographers for Yolanda”, a photography exhibit and live auction featuring works by the following photojournalists:
STEVE DE NEEF
MINDA MONICA PONCE-RODRIGUEZ
ATENEO STA. INES
THOMAS THAM (MIO CADE)
On behalf of the contributing photographers and sponsors, 1335MABINI requests the pleasure of your company at the fundraising exhibition and auction for the benefit of the communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan) through the following organizations:
- Samahang Operasyon Sagip (SOS) A non-governmental organization composed of doctors and medical workers from the University of the Philippines-Manila/Philippine General Hospital in order to help sustain the relief missions from January to April 2014.
- Project Rebuild a group administered by the Archdiocese of Jaro in Iloilo which is focused on rebuilding village livelyhoods in North Panay.
- Cordillera Conservation Trust, who is working directly with the Department of Education to start setting up tree nurseries run by the schools and local communities who will then do the planting as part of managing the land.
This event will serve as a way for everyone to contribute and generate a positive and beneficial response in aiding affected communities and highly encourages everyone to support this cause.