This Print Sale Raises Funds for Voting Organisations in US Swing States!
“We didn’t want to become resigned to a sense of darkness,” say the organisers of new print sale States of Change, which sees some of the world’s best-loved photographers come together to fight voter suppression in America
Election day in America is looming. On the November 3 – a mere three weeks from now – it will be revealed whether the turmoil of the Trump administration will continue for another term, or a new, more hopeful era will prevail for the Democrats under Joe Biden. It is undoubtedly one of the most crucial elections of our generation, and the fate of the result lies in the hands of just five key swing states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Arizona. With the future of the country hanging in the balance, “a small group of artists and friends trying to make a difference” have launched print sale States of Change, which is raising money to support local groups working on the ground in these vital states to fight voter suppression and to get out the vote.
The sale has seen donations from a staggering 150 artists and, among them, some of the most celebrated names in photography, including Gordon Parks, Larry Sultan, Mario Sorrenti, Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas, Sally Mann, Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman, Dawoud Bey, Ed Ruscha, Alec Soth, Catherine Opie, Stephen Shore, Robert Frank, Steve McCurry, Hank Willis Thomas, Kim Gordon, and many more. Running until this Sunday (October 18), each print in the sale is 10 x 12 inches and is priced at $150.
Photography by Khalik Allah, via States of Change