100 photographers for bergamo
Top image: photography by Letizia Ragno
In the last week, the world of photography has rallied around a new arts-based fundraising initiative aimed at supporting Italian intensive care units. Titled 100 Photographers for Bergamo, the concept was set up specifically for the Papa Giovanni XXII Hospital of Bergamo, the city in northern Italy which is among the most affected by the virus.
What started as a nationwide call to the most established Italian photographers working in fashion, art, architecture and portrait photography to donate images that can be bought for €100, has now gone international. After €350,000 was collected in the first five days, an additional roster of major names from around the world has now joined the cause, including Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Adam Bromberg, Ed Kashi, Christopher Morris and Michael Ackerman.
The works will be printed by Milanese-based print lab LINKE lab, while Perimetro and Liveinsslums, the magazine and NGO helping facilitate this initiative, will only take shipping and production cost from the donation, €11.50 per photo. The prints will be made and shipped as soon as the laboratory resumes its normal activity. Delivery by Poste Italiane through standard shipping with delivery expected between three and 30 working days.
Photography by Mattia Zoppellaro
See a full selection of the available works and make your purchase here.
Photography by Francesco Merlini