April 28th, NYC: PROOF’s Annual Benefit & Auction

PROOF: Media for Social Justice
4th Annual Benefit & Auction
Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

“This event will benefit PROOF’s innovative multi-media approach to visual storytelling, education and training programs that encourage public discourse on human rights abuses worldwide.  The cocktail reception and photography exhibition is an excellent opportunity for guests to bid on extraordinary fine art photographs by notable photographers including Ruben Amador, Allen Ginsberg, Kenro Izu, Elliott Landy, Susan Meiselas, Prabir Purkayastha, Fazal Sheikh, Harvey Stein and many others.

PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a 501 (c) 3 organization that uses visual storytelling to create exhibitions, publications and on-site activities in places with some of the world’s most troubled histories. PROOF partners with international agencies and NGOs to produce exhibitions and programming that document injustice and human rights abuses and tell individual stories of moral courage.”

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Click here to purchase online.

Too see a catalog of work in the auction visit: proof.org/proof-annual-auction.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Stree
New York, New York [map]

April 9th, NYC: PROOF Benefit Auction

PROOF Media for Social Justice
PROOF Benefit Auction
Monday, April 9, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm EDT

“Please join us on the evening of April 9th to support PROOF: Media for Social Justice, an organization that uses the power of visual media to further education, research, and advocacy surrounding human rights violations around the world.

Auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry, President of Swann Auction Galleries and world renowned photographer Ed Kashi welcome you to the 2nd annual PROOF Benefit Auction, a live and silent auction featuring today’s leading photographers.”

To make a donation or to purchase tickets for $35 each, click here.

Click here to see some of the photographs that will be available at the auction.

Splashlight Studios
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013  [map]

Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

April 11th, NYC: PROOF Photography Benefit Auction

PROOF Photography Benefit Auction
Monday, April 11, 2011, 6 to 9 pm

“Please join us for an auction of select photography, hosted by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright/actor Eric Bogosian.

During the reception, you will have the opportunity to view and bid on works of such photographers as Mark Seliger, Douglas Kirkland, Malick Sidibe, David Maisel, Andrew Moore, Ed Kashi and others.  Click here to preview the artwork.

A non-profit (501c3) organization, PROOF uses photography as means to inform and educate global audiences about the economic, political, and humanitarian hardships facing post-conflict societies. Powered by a strong belief that visual media is a unique and potent tool in the fight for human rights, its goal is to create and sustain a campaign of activism and empowerment to promote social change.

For more information please visit www.proofmsj.org or contact us at proofmsj[at]gmail.com.”

Hosted by


Sun Studios
628 Broadway  (between W. Houston and Bleeker St.)
New York, New York 10012  [map]

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.


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