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Photojournalists support charity effort
June 12, 2007, 2:12 pm
Filed under: online, photojournalism

This just showed up in my e-mail: 20 remarkable works of photojournalism are up for auction at an online fund-raising site called cMarket.

All the photographs are SIGNED museum-quality 24-by-18-inch prints (!) on silver rag by Crane, on 100 percent fiber paper. Printing has been provided at cost by Broadway Digital Prints.

Bidding via the online auction closes at midnight EDT on July 1, 2007.

The mission of Operation Azra:

… to raise money for female victims of acid burning and to raise awareness about a fate inflicted on many women in Pakistan. Marked with dishonor, their harsh disfigurement often forces them to live in the shadows of every-day life — excluded by family and society.

According to an e-mail from Stephanie Sinclair, a fantastic photojournalist who graduated from my university (Go Gators!):

… the main thing you should know is that this whole thing got started when Azra said to me, “Everyone photographs me but no one helps.”

I find this a very interesting combination of journalism and the capabilities people have, through the Internet, to connect across borders and oceans.

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