It seems that one of the hot topics of our times revolves around what has been commonly termed "living a purposeful life." This is different than anything having to do with religion, but rather more on the track of "what's the right thing to do?" It is nothing new and is what humanity has been wrestling with since before we became self-aware.
Don't take my word for it, go to the below "Photographs from the En Foco Auction" link and read the photographer's statements that talk about the photographs. Then start navigating to the other photographer's pages to read their statements that end up as the making of photographs with purpose. I am truly humbled and amazed to see the body of work. If I were the Museum of Modern Art I would buy the entire collection and have it serve as a cross section of humanity for this unique time in the history of humanity and photography.
En Foco is having an exciting fund raising live and silent Auction titled Depth of Field, on Wednesday, November 7th. It is going to be at the HP Gallery at Calumet Photo in New York City. Now is your chance to buy Photographs from the En Foco Auction and maybe even get a sweet deal that is also tax-deductible. Talk about the American way; I think this is a corporate thing where you can get a deduction for doing good things while simultaneously having fun. Most critically, you'll be supporting a non-profit dedicated to cultural diversity in photography. I'd be there myself, but I have a serious date at the Eiteljorg that night.
I can't think of a more fun event, hanging out in NYC for a bit, sipping wine, all the while being a community activist by supporting En Foco. Not only that, they have door prizes and Calumet, our favorite photo toy store is a sponsor, as is Photo District News. All of their major sponsors participated because they recognize the heroic nature of photographers making photographs that have to do with living a purposeful life. It's not always about just making money.
I'd like to be there to try and win the Fuji Finepix camera, or any of the other cool door prizes. Who doesn't lke winning cool prizes? Dang.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted by Larry McNeil at 7:42 PM