For Japan: Architecture for Humanity London and Hotshoe Gallery are hosting a charity print sale & auction to raise funds for the long term reconstruction in the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan. Photographs were submitted following an open call for images. The brief was to evoke and celebrate Japanese culture. The response was overwhelming with over 500 entries from both established and emerging photographers from all around the world.
100 photographs were selected. All are C-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, framed and 30x40cm. The starting donation will be £50. There will be an opportunity to place higher bids for the prints.
The proceeds will go to Architecture for Humanity’s Japan reconstruction programme working on the ground in Sendai. Projects include an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, and an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help small businesses as a way to kick start local economic recovery. On the drawing board is a small scale fishing village – rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan. The Sendai operation is led by a team of top Japanese architects and overseen by the charity’s founder, Cameron Sinclair.
Hotshoe Gallery, 29-31 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8SW. T. 0207 421 6009. Nearest Tube station: Farringdon
Viewing 2–5 August 2011 12.00 – 17.00
Print sale Friday 5 August 18.00–21.00
A ‘for Japan’ poster will also be for sale.
Contributing Photographers Include: Alekh Ajayaghosh, Maxwell Anderson, Rumi Ando, Guy Archard, Jake Baggaley, Rachel Brown, Jake Burge, Douglas Capron, James Carney, Akos Czigany, Kate Elliott, Meighan Ellis, Niccolò Fano, Lisa Fleming, Ryo Fujimoto, Clare Gallagher, Shinsuke Kiryu, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Yuri Gomi, Brian Griffin, Sunil Gupta, Tom Hartford, Fiona Harvey, Kelly Hill, Jamie House,Thom Hudson, Tom Hunter, Barry W Hughes, Marcin Jary, James O Jenkins, Maria Kapajeva, Heidi Kayla, Fujimi Kawase, Dong Yoon Kim, Shinsuke Kiryu, Yuki Kishino, Shiho Kito, Karen Knorr, Bashi Kolibarova, Koichi Kuroda, Marten Lange, John Maclean, William Mackrell, Masayo Matsuda, Nektarios Markogiannis, Peter McDonnell, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Kanji Mizutani, Sara Naim, David Nix, Laura Noel, Jenny Nordquist, Yuji Obata, Eye Ohashi, Ale, Pavlou, Marian Alanso Perez, Peter Puklus, Wendy Pye, Bruno Quinquet, Pedro Ramos, Andras Ridovics, Stephen Roe, Christina Saez, Micah Sarut, Yann Sivault, Candice Shavalia, Evsen Sobek, Rachel Stanley, Go Takayama, Aruha Yamaoka, Nils Rasmus Vasli, Donald Weber