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?