'Photographs for Louisiana' Fundraiser Supports Grassroots Hurricane Relief, Climate Justice Work – NOLA.com

Photographs for Louisiana continues through Oct. 13.

Gambit staff writer
Photographs for Louisiana continues through Oct. 13.
A group of Louisiana-connected photographers are selling professional photo prints to raise money for grassroots Hurricane Ida recovery efforts, with proceeds from the sale of their featured work going to Imagine Water WorksGulf Coast Center for Law and Policy and the Bayou Fund.
The fundraiser, Photographs for Louisiana, runs through Oct. 13, and the group has already raised around $12,000, photographer Virginia Hanusik says. The group of 26 photographers has a goal of raising $15,000 by the end of the sale.
Hanusik, whose photography regularly focuses on Louisiana’s disappearing coastline and the impact climate change has on bayou communities, organized Photographs for Louisiana. The effort is modeled after fundraisers like the New York project Pictures for Elmhurst and the international Pictures for Purpose.
The Louisiana fundraiser offers works by Emile Askey, Adrianna Ault, blvxmth, Rosie Brock, Ashleigh Coleman, James Collier, Chance DeVille, Paloma Dooley, Rory Doyle, R. Max Gavrich, Gregory Halpern, Stacy Kranitz, Devin Lunsford, Raymond Meeks, Arnaud Montagard, Olivia Perillo, Jared Ragland and Eliot Dudik, Jeff Rich, Catie Colvin Sampson, Alec Soth, Brandon Thibodeaux, Trenity Thomas, Cassidy Turner, Rosemary Warren and Sam Youkilis.
Most of the artists, Hanusik says, have a connection to Louisiana in some way, whether based here, born here or have made works here in the past, or they have a specific aesthetic “that was interesting to curate when looking at all of the pieces together.”
“We wanted to have a range of styles involved,” Hanusik added.
Each photo print is $150, and all proceeds — minus $20 for each item for printing and packaging — is going to the three groups to support their Ida relief and climate justice work. The fundraiser also is accepting donations of any amount.
Find the fundraiser at photographsforlouisiana.com, and you can learn more on Instagram, @photographsforlouisiana.
Email Jake Clapp at [email protected]
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