PRESS RELEASE: SeenBy.com Helps "Kids with Cameras" Raise Money and Awareness
December 2, 2009 (Franklin Lakes, NJ) – SeenBy.com Fine Art Photography is raising money to support Kids with Cameras through donating a portion of all profits between December 1st and December 31st, 2009. Kids with Cameras is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for underprivileged children in Calcutta through print sales, exhibitions, film festivals and a book of featuring their work.
During the month of December, SeenBy.com will donate 20 percent of the purchase price from images ordered on the site to Kids with Cameras campaign to fund Hope House. Additionally, the children's artwork is available in the Kids with Cameras Edition gallery on SeenBy.com. One hundred percent of our profits from sales of these images in December will be donated to Kids with Cameras.
The money will fund the development of Hope House, a safe haven for children of the red-light district in Calcutta that will provide them with a place to learn and thrive. Hope House will shelter up to 100 girls, where they can live, and develop the strength and skills to change their own circumstances while remaining connected to their families.
About Kids with Cameras:
In 1997, New York-based photographer Zana Briski moved to Calcutta to live amongst impoverished women and children of the red-light district and document their stories in pictures. Realizing the children were fascinated with her camera, she began to teach them the basics of photography and in 2002, "Kids with Cameras" was born.
Kids with Cameras raises money and awareness for the children through print sales, exhibitions, film festivals and a book of their work. The children's images have been exhibited in Calcutta, Europe and all over the U.S. Funds raised through Kids with Cameras has supported the education of several children from the original photography workshop - one of the children has completed his secondary schooling in Utah and is now studying film at NYU Tisch School for the Arts. Many of the other children are enrolled and excelling in private schools in India.
SeenBy.com Fine Art Photography brings together photographers looking to sell unique, high quality images and purchasers of fine art looking for the best images in a unique, modern display format of their choice.
Founded in 2009, SeenBy.com reviews and selects only the most extraordinary, original and forward-looking work, resulting in a photo gallery beyond any other in its depth and versatility. The images are available for sale in limited edition quantities accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Additionally, SeenBy’s photo lab feature allows users to produce their personal images with the same technology and quality used by museums and galleries at incomparably attractive prices.
For more information, please visit: www.seenby.com
(First posted on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 20:30 EST)