Photography print sale raises funds for the UK’s Trussell Trust
British and UK-based photographers unite for a print sale in aid of the Trussell Trust, a charity supporting two-thirds of the UK’s food banks
Launching on Monday 27 April, a ten-day fundraising sale of photographic prints by top British and UK-based photographers is taking place, with 100 per cent of proceeds going towards battling hunger caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
Inspired by the success of international photography print initiatives, including 100 Fotografi per Bergamo in Italy, and Give World and Pictures for Elmhurst in the US, stylist Bianca Raggi, photographer Alexandra Leese and graphic designer Simon Rogers have organised the sale to support the Trussell Trust, a charity with the mission to stop UK hunger. The nations foodbanks have seen a 300 per cent increase in demand since the onset of the Covid-19 virus, stretching the facilities beyond capacity and the more than 14 million people, including 4.5 million children, already living in poverty in Britain.
All prints are available for purchase for £100 and include works by top photographers including Mark Borthwick, Jeremy Deller, Nadav Kandar, Martin Parr, Frank Lebon, Juergen Teller, Chris Rhodes, Agnes Lloyd Platt, Alice Neale, Gareth McConnell, Jermaine Francis, Mel Bles, and many more.
‘Right now more people than ever are likely to need our network’s help,’ says Alice Hudson at the Trussell Trust. ‘We are focused on rapidly mobilising support so that those most vulnerable to the impacts of poverty and isolation can survive these months of crisis. That’s why we are truly grateful for the generosity of our donors and support of fundraising initiatives such as this, helping food banks to continue to provide their essential community service.’ §