100 photographs for Bergamo

Written by Simon BainbridgePublished on 5 April 2020


Faith and Zack, Nampa, Idaho, 2018, from the series True West © Anne Rearick

It’s your last chance to buy a stunning print, and support medics in virus-stricken Bergamo

Adam Broomberg, Alec Soth, Ami Vitali, George Georgiou, Michael Ackerman, Paolo Pellegrin, Susan Meiselas and Vanessa Winship are among the hundred photographers who have donated prints to a fundraiser that has so far collected more than half a million euros in support of medics fighting the coronavirus in Northern Italy.

They, together with dozens more photographers, artists and visual journalists, are supporting an initiative – begun by Milan-based community magazine, Perimetro, Linke lab, which is doing all the printing, and the NGO, LiveInSlums – the proceeds of which will go to a hospital in Bergamo, the city with the highest number of victims since the start of the epidemic.

“Through  our community, we can support those who are bravely on the front lines to fight this sanitary emergency,” says Perimetro. “We asked 100 authors of the world of photography, from fashion to art, architecture or portraits, to donate one of their works. By buying them, you will help us to strengthen the intensive care unit of the Pope John XXIII Hospital in Bergamo.”

The sale, which began with 100 Italian photographers, raised €350,000 in five days. They’ve now added 50 international photographers. All prints are priced €100. The sale ends midnight today, Central European Time.

Paris, 2000 © Michael Ackerman
Paris, 2000 © Michael Ackerman
Coronavirus starts in Brazil © Victor Moriyama for The New York Times
Residents of the Copan Building, São Paulo, built by architect Oscar Niemeyer, bang pots against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Many people are already in self-quarantine because of the Coronavirus © Victor Moriyama for The New York Times
Winter Stories #36 © Paolo Ventura
Winter Stories #36 © Paolo Ventura
White Kitten, Athens, Georgia (USA), 2009 © Mark Steinmetz
White Kitten, Athens, Georgia (USA), 2009 © Mark Steinmetz
Nicaragua, 1978 © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
Nicaragua, 1978. Traditional Indian dance mask from the town of Monimbo, adopted by the rebels during the fight against Somoza to conceal identity © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos
Highland dancers Scotland 2017 © Paolo Verzone
Highland dancers Scotland 2017 © Paolo Verzone
Naba'a, Beirut, Lebanon, September 2017: A masked child plays on the street © Naba’a: 100 years of exilesEscaping wars and persecution, generations of refugees meet in a corner of Beirut © Lorenzo Tugnoli
A masked child plays on the street, Beirut, 2017, from the series Naba’a: 100 years of exile
© Lorenzo Tugnoli
Alice confidential, LA, 2013 © Nicolas Guiraud
Alice confidential, LA, 2013 © Nicolas Guiraud
On the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, 2004 © Lorenzo Castore
On the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy, 2004 © Lorenzo Castore
Bonga Bonga is a member of the SAPE (Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes), Republic of the Congo, Pointe-Noire © Francsco Giusti
Bonga Bonga is a member of the SAPE (Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes), Republic of the Congo, Pointe-Noire © Francsco Giusti
View of Cala Liberotto © Valeria Cherchi
View of Cala Liberotto © Valeria Cherchi
Lausanne © Vanessa Winship
Lausanne © Vanessa Winship
In the shadow of the Bear © George Georgiou
Student fashion show at the university of Kutaisi, 2003, from the series, Shadow of the Bear
© George Georgiou
Pete Doherty & Kate Moss__ 2005 East End, London, 2005 Pete Doherty & Kate Moss, East End, London, 2005 © Fabio Paleari
Pete Doherty & Kate Moss, East End, London, 2005 © Fabio Paleari

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