This Photographic Print Sale Raises Money for Black-Led Organizations

This Photographic Print Sale Raises Money for Black-Led Organizations

This Photographic Print Sale Raises Money for Black-Led Organizations

The art sale will benefit social justice organizations focused on reducing mass incarceration, bailout funds, and uplifting the Black trans community.

The art sale will benefit social justice organizations focused on reducing mass incarceration, bailout funds, and uplifting the Black trans community.

Text: Mili Godio

As protests and calls to end systemic racism remain prevalent in the United States, several groups have taken direct action to raise awareness of injustices faced in the Black community and donate to organizations that protect and support Black lives. Now, a group of creatives has joined the mix, selling photographic prints that will benefit two prominent, Black-led social justice organizations.

On June 16th, the Reframing the Future initiative partnered with over 50 experienced and up-and-coming photographers and graphic designers, including Adrienne Raquel, Peter Ash Lee, Cruz Valdez, and more, to sell prints online for the cause. Pricing ranges from $25 - $100 and 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization that - honoring its namesake - advocates for Black trans lives, and the National Bail Out collective, which tackles the rampant mass incarceration problem affecting the Black community.

Entirely volunteer-based, Reframing the Future commits itself to taking direct action against white supremacy and ending the current crisis involving police brutality and mass incarceration. By fundraising for Black-led social justice groups, the initiative will contribute to a long-term goal of uplifting and reinforcing community-led organizations that create real change for the Black community and especially the Black trans community.

“All proceeds will be donated and used to divest from our current system of police brutality and mass incarceration under the guise of public safety, while investing in a long-term community building and organizing within the Black community,” Reframing the Future wrote on their website. “This is a small step towards dismantling the current power structure.”

The sale will go through June 30th and all prints are available on their website.

Credits: Xavier Scott Marshall/Reframing the Future

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