Category Archives: Organizations


collect.give has announced Dave Jordano will provide its newest limited edition: Room Detail #2, Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL, 2007. 100% of the proceeds will go to the The Ace of Cups Coffee House in Cairo, Illinois. Go see some great work and support greater causes.

You can see my previous post on Jordano, here.

© Dave Jordano

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collect.give has announced Ben Huff will provide its newest limited edition: Facing North, Barrow, Alaska. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Go see some great work and support greater causes.

© Ben Huff

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“Photography is under attack. Across the country it that seems anyone with a camera is being targeted as a potential terrorist, whether amateur or professional, whether landscape, architectural or street photographer.

Not only is it corrosive of press freedom but creation of the collective visual history of our country is extinguished by anti-terrorist legislation designed to protect the heritage it prevents us recording.

This campaign is for everyone who values visual imagery, not just photographers.

We must work together now to stop this before photography becomes a part of history rather than a way of recording it.”

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Kevin J. Miyazaki was kind enough to forward along the following info about collect.give. Its a great concept with a greater purpose (not to mention great photographers and photography)! Many thanks Kevin.

Introducing collect.give, a new place to purchase great photographs online – for the benefit of great causes.

The launch of collect.give features work by photographers Allison V. Smith, Dalton Rooney, Emily Shur, John Loomis, Kevin J. Miyazaki, and Susana Raab. 100% of the profits from prints sales on collect.give will be donated to organizations specifically chosen by the individual photographers.

More photographs, by photographers supporting great causes, will be added to the site in coming months.

To learn more, please visit

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‘Does photojournalism undermine democracy and governance?’

A post well worth a read via A Developing Story. Take some time to see what this site has to offer, you wont be disappointed.

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Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining


“During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams. Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining, a video report produced by Yale Environment 360 in collaboration with MediaStorm, focuses on the environmental and social impacts of this practice and examines the long-term effects on the region’s forests and waterways.

At a time when the Obama administration is reviewing mining permit applications throughout West Virginia and three other states, this video offers a first-hand look at mountaintop removal and what is at stake for Appalachia’s environment and its people.”

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The Detainee Project (Chris Bartlett)

Chris Bartlett’s portraits of former Iraqi detainees bring some long overdue humanity and perspective to an era that largely went without. Take the time to visit The Detainee Project, read about the case, and view more of Bartlett‘s work.

“The Purpose of this site is to bring together the various forces, both artistic and legal, that are working to alert the world of the extent to which the treatment of detainees in Iraq is not only legally and morally abhorrent but also undermines the very character of our nation.”

detained november, 2005 – may, 2006
single, he lives with his family. he had served in the iraqi military. “they interrogated me 2 to 3 times a day. i started not recognizing night from day.” he passed out at each interrogation. he does not remember how long he was in that cell, but he thinks it was a month. then they look him to abu ghraib. “first they got me naked, and they tied my hands to the door. my detention lasted six months. i was always naked, always tied to the door. my detention lasted six months. they brought the dogs to us.” just before his release, they told him he has been falsely arrested. “i started to have a very severe depression. i started sitting by myself alone. i became not normal. my family understands this.”

detained may 21, 2004
unmarried, he worked in construction. they stormed his house at 3:30am. when he opened the door, a solider slapped his face and broke a tooth. a sunni, he said he was turned in by a shiite informant. “in the jail, all the prisoners were sunni.” one of the interrogators, “a pretty, young, blonde woman,” called his brother “a pig, a criminal, a terrorist, and an animal.”
in prison, “I fell apart psychologically.”

detained january 7 – june 23, 2006
a student of islamic studies, he worked for the islamic faculty at the university in baghdad. “when they broke in, they hit me with a weapon and broke my rib. i remained handcuffed behind my back for 16 days. my shoulders were swollen with blood. they put us in black boxes about a meter high, handcuffed and lying down. while i was in the box, every 20 to 30 minutes someone would kick the door really hard.” when he fainted, they took him out, gave him an iv, and put him back in the box. this happened every three days.

© Chris Bartlett

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