Holiday Sales: Photo Gifts Supporting Photography, Charities

Posted by on Wednesday December 14, 2011 | Uncategorized

© Todd Hido from, "House Hunting," available through Aperture

Weary of shopping malls? Trying to have a less commercial holiday this year? Several photo organizations are offering sales this season to entice shoppers to give photography as a gift while supporting worthy causes. But time is running out if you want your gift to arrive by Christmas.

Aperture Holiday Sale
Until January 5, the non-profit Aperture Foundation is offering 30 percent discount on books, including Josef Koudelka’s Gypsies, Bruce Davidson’s re-issued and updated Subway, Brian Ulrich’s Is This Place Great or What and other books named on PDN’s Notable Photo Books of the Year roundup. Aperture is also offering 15 percent off prints by Paul Strand, Todd Hido, Sylvia Plachy, Richard Renaldi, Eikoh Hosoe and many other photographers.
Note: Place your order by December 15 if you want your gift by Christmas.

Nuru Project
Nuru Project sells photos to support a variety of non-profits, including Millenium Promise, Malaria No More and many more. The deal is that Nuru splits its online print sales between the photographers and its non-profit partners.  Starting this week, they’ve been offering express shipping on prints by Teru Kuwayama, Ben Lowy,  Ami Vitali, Espen Rasmussen, and many more. The site lets you browse photos or shop by issue or country.

collect.give
The photographers selling their prints through the collect.give Web site donate 100 percent of their profits to worthwhile causes of their choice.  You can browse through work by Amy Eckert, Matt Eich, Annie Marie Musselman, Shane Lavalette, Kevin J. Miyazaki and others, then click on a print to see where your money will be used. Collect.give is also offering a $22 book featuring work by dozens of photographers, and printed by HP MagCloud. Sales of the book benefit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Light Work: Enter to Win
Light Work, the non-profit, artist-run educational organization, is drumming up their social media contacts with a sweepstakes that could take care of all your gift shopping at once. The big fat prize they’re offering, worth $250, is the Light Work Holiday Giveaway Package that includes three photo monographs (by Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie May Weems and Gary Schneider), an artist book by Jim Pomeroy, a set of postcards by Michael Bishop, and four issues of the publication Contact Sheet.  The winner will be announced December 15. To enter you can “like” and recommend their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and tweet your favorite issue of Contact Sheet, or get a subscription to Contact Sheet.

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