To close out the week, we’re rounding up a few very special kudos to members of the PhotoShelter community…
Images Without Borders over 100 photographers have pooled their images for sale as prints to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, and in particular, the Haiti relief efforts. They’ve accepted image submissions from a diverse and exceptional group of photographers, including a lovely selection of iPhone photos. PhotoShelter donated a multi-user account to help the group manage submissions from multiple artists, display their website, and sell prints with our e-commerce platform. They’ve already raised and donated $2,000 to this worthwhile cause. How can you help?
1) Contribute images
2) Buy a print
3) Share their story. Embed their gallery slideshow into your blog (click the arrow to grab the code from the bottom right corner) and help spread the word.
Images Without Borders was created by PhotoShelter member photographers Stacy Ericson and Laura Bergerol and they’ve worked incredibly hard to gather photographers via social media to help make a difference.
Congratulations to Paris-based documentary photographer Tomas Van Houtryve, who garnered the Freelance Photographer of the Year Award from Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Among Tomas’ portfolio highlights was his daring journey deep into North Korea, posing as a chocolate salesman to get inside. He emerged with some incredible photos of a world few ever see. Read more at pdnonline.
Congratulations to Washington, DC based documentary photographer Louie Palu, who has won the 2010 Alexia Foundation professional grant of $15,000 for his proposal to document civilian life and culture in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the birthplace of the Taliban. Read more at pdnonline.
Hearty congrats to freelance photojournalist and web designer David Brabyn, who was the first PhotoShelter member to get rewarded through our new Refer-a-Friend program after we announced it this week. Always nice to see PhotoShelter members introducing other photographers to PhotoShelter customization.
Finally, a few images that caught our eye this week from PhotoShelter photographers.
A breathtaking backpacking moment by Oregon based freelance adventure, lifestyle and environmental photographer Justin Bailie.
A tasty weekend snack – possibly the best looking soon-to-be bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich we’ve ever seen, by food photographer Jennifer Davick.
And a beautiful live action ballet moment in sepia, Swan Lake by the Royal Birmingham Ballet, captured by UK performing arts photographer Patrick Baldwin.
Have a good weekend!
Have some exciting news? Just win an award? Doing something cool you’d like to share with the PhotoShelter community?
Send us a link and you just might end up featured in our Friday round up. Giddyup!