More than 100 photographers have donated their images to the Anti-Racism Photography Fundraiser, with all proceeds being split across three Black British charities
The last five weeks have seen some of history’s largest and loudest protests, as people across the world march in solidarity with the Black community alongside Black Lives Matter banners. Since George Floyd’s murder on 25 May, citizens have been pulling together resources and funds to ensure justice and equality for Black people worldwide. While racism and the fight for Black liberation has been ongoing for centuries, the seismic shift we are beginning to see is history making.
The artistic community has pulled through – as it often does – and has been offering up its work and wares, in return for donation receipts or by sending profits from their sales to charities. From MQBMBQ to See In Black, photographers and artists have been donating their prints to raise large sums of much-needed money for US bail funds and charities.
But while racism is often dismissed as America’s problem, racism is a worldwide disease – and Britain is not innocent.
Launched today, the Anti-Racism Photography Fundraiser is raising urgent funds for Black British charities and organisations The Black Curriculum, Black Minds Matter, and Exist Loudly, which support the Black community through education reform, mental health awareness and accessibility, and LGBTQ+ services and safe spaces.
More than 100 photographers – with work spanning more than three decades of image-making, from Sophie Bramly to Quil Lemons, Arlene Gottfried to Josh Woods, and Eddie Otchere to Renell Medrano, and more – have donated images from their archives for the cause, to be sold at £100 each, with the exception of works from Lucien Clarke, who has donated an editioned, signed, and framed work.
The fundraiser runs for three weeks with all proceeds – minus printing and shipping costs – being donated to the afforementioned charities. So, head over to the website to grab your print and donate much-needed funds to these Black British charities.
Click through the gallery above for a sample of the images on offer and hit the website for the full list of participating artists.