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We’ve been touched by all the ways that people have been reaching out to help our beloved New York (and New Jersey!) in the aftermath of Sandy. Here are just a few:
Photographer donates gallery sale proceeds to Red Cross
Like many of us, commercial and fashion photographer Phil Connor was deeply moved by the images of New York and the surrounding areas affected by Sandy this past week. Phil travels worldwide for his work, but has spent a lot of time in New York City.
“I sat thousands of miles away watching a city I love and adore, a city that has welcomed me so many times before, a city that is forever my source of inspiration, a city that makes me feel alive with its vibrancy, its pace, its every nook and every place,” says Phil.
Compelled to help in some way, Phil set up a NYC Store gallery on his PhotoShelter website. 100% of all sales from this gallery will go to the American Red Cross.
Photographers volunteer to retake family photographs and rebuild memories
Another great cause that we blogged about last week was SoulsRebuilt.com. Photographer Meg Bitton has set up a website where photographers can volunteer their services to families who lost their photos during Sandy. If you’re in the New York, New Jersey, or surrounding areas, sign up at SoulsRebuilt.com. You’ll be matched with a family who you can help rebuild a new set of memories.
If you’re not in the affected areas, please help spread the word – write a blog post, post to social media, or whatever else to help spread the word about this cause.
Photographing in the downtown darkness
Finally, we wanted to share some images from our friend and New York City-based photographer Guillaume Gaudet, who ventured into the streets after much of lower Manhattan lost power.
Once again, thank you to everyone for your kind words and support in the aftermath of Sandy. We feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such an outstanding and caring community, and appreciate all of the thoughtful messages that we’ve received from PhotoShelter members.