Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler

 

2nd thoughts

InSight Phototography Project Needs You

Photo © David Kennedy  www.davidmichaelkennedy.com

Photo © David Kennedy www.davidmichaelkennedy.com

Okay, maybe I wasn’t clear about one of the greatest things about the  InSight Photography Project in my last post about it. John Willis, one of the co-founders reiterated last night at the board meeting that the point isn’t just to provide young people an opportunity to learn about photography and themselves, but to provide that opportunity regardless of their ability to pay. That’s right, students taking InSight classes don’t have to pony up any money to gain access to film and digital cameras, a dark room, computers, and knowledgeable teachers and staff.

This means InSight needs to raise funds and to that end, professional, amateur, and student photographers contribute images to the annual InSight Photo Auction. Here’s what John has to say about it:

In-Sight needs you. Many have commented that the In-Sight Photography Project’s 11th Annual Benefit Auction Exhibit is the best collection of images yet. However, in this extremely tough economy, honestly, the number of bids placed is far lower then normal. Please consider helping us with our mission to offer programming to youth, regardless of their ability to pay, by bidding generously on prints and spreading the word to others who may do so before the auction ends on Sunday November 1st. Every dollar bid goes directly to helping youth learn new skills and become creative, positive members of our communities. There is art for all budgets and some great investments to be had.

If that’s not enough, every bid made this week (only two days left) automatically enters the bidder in a drawing to win a print by John Dungdale donated by Paul Taylor (who has also contributed some of his own work to the auction).

The artists are contributing, how about you?