MISSION ~ Art For Obama is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country's most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. The auction will launch on October 1st and will run for one week. All proceeds from the auction will go to MoveOn.org, which is currently devoting their energy to helping the Obama campaign. Proceeds will be distributed in strict accordance with Federal Election Commission regulations.This very important and very imaginative project is brought to you by a group of talented young photographers: Ahndraya Parlato, Elizabeth Moy, Gregory Halpern, Whitney Hubbs & Dru Donovan.
The auction will run from October 3rd at 5pm EST through October 10th, 5pm EST.
WHO WE ARE ~ Art For Obama is a group of five artists who have come together to help the Obama campaign. Because we cannot afford to make large donations ourselves, we want to bring together the leaders of our community to help create change. We are all unpaid volunteers.
The participating photographers are: Nubar Alexanian, Marc Asnin, Uta Barth, Nina Berman, Walead Beshty, Elinor Carucci, Lois Conner, Eileen Cowin, Tim Davis, Doug Dubois, Jason Evans, Wendy Ewald, Larry Fink, Harrell Fletcher, Stephen Frailey, Andrea Fraser, Jason Fulford, Tierney Gearon, Jim Goldberg, Frank Gohlke, Emmet Gowin, Katy Grannan, Sharon Harper, Todd Hido, Jeff Jacobson, Eirik Johnson, Ron Jude, Lisa Kereszi, Justine Kurland, Michael Light, Catherine Lord, David Maisel, Susan Meiselas, Richard Misrach, Laura Mcphee, Abelardo Morell, Carter Mull, Laurel Nakadate, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison, Hirsch Perlman, John Pilson, Laurie Simmons, Mike Slack, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Peter Sutherland, Hank Willis Thomas, Catherine Wagner, James Welling, Mark Wyse.
* Please note: This evening I received an email from the Art For Obama folks noting changes in (1) the timing of the auction and (2) the recipients of proceeds. They made these changes in order to comply with FEC guidelines. I have altered this post to reflect the changes. As of 11:30 pm on 2 October 08, this post is accurate. Thanks Ahndraya!