Renowned Photographers Have Teamed Up For the “Images for Humanity” Initiative

published May 28, 2022
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Dean West, Desert Oasis Requiem, 2018

Harnessing the power of images and art, renowned photographers have teamed up to create the Images for Humanity collective, an eye-opening non-profit in aid of people in crisis around the world.

The collective was launched earlier this month with a fundraiser to benefit the people of Ukraine, featuring photographs from a mix of more than 100 iconic, celebrated, and emerging photographers around the world, with all of the profits from the print sales going to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

Thanks to the generosity of artists and creatives—including Ruven Afandor, Kennedi Carter, Bobby Doherty, Ike Edeani, Todd Hido, Henry Leutwyler, Mary Ellen Mark, Dan Martensen, Yoshiyuki Matsumura, Philip Montgomery, Cait Oppermann, Mark Peterson, Rankin, Herb Ritts, Albert Watson, among many others—individuals can own an 8×10” archival print from an unsigned and un-numbered edition of ten with each $250 donation.

The stunning prints give an in-depth look into nature, humanity, and the world around us through thought-provoking snaps and designs. Below, just a small selection of the prints on offer.

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Elinor Carucci, Reaching for the Balloon, 2011

Photographers Andy Anderson and Max Hirshfeld developed the idea for Images For Humanity earlier in 2022 as a way to be an agent for positive change. Calling upon their networks throughout the media world, the duo created a volunteer team of curators, editors, designers, and strategists, who quickly went to work building out the non-profit’s brand platforms and onboarding an expansive group of photographers to support the group’s Ukraine fundraiser.

“Witnessing what is happening in Ukraine, we knew we had to act,” Hirshfeld said in a press release. “We’ve been honored and humbled by the resounding ‘yes’ we heard from our friends and colleagues about getting involved. Photography is one of those rare mediums that speaks all languages. Historically, it has crossed borders and served the underserved, and it will again and again. Our main goal is to continue expanding upon this with our work today.”

“Photography has a longstanding relationship with crisis,” Anderson added. “It’s one of the most powerful tools we have in recording the actions of humanity and, in turn, holding ourselves accountable. Photos are an incredible advocate for change, and we’re honored to use our unique experience and connections to help make a difference and support other non-profits in their critical work.”

To learn more, view the full list of participating photographers and prints available, or make a donation, visit the Images for Humanity website.