Top image: Still, ‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) dir. The Safdie Brothers
Set up last month by US photographer Tim Barber, Dream Sequence Editions is a new online print platform raising money for charities helping people affected by the Coronavirus.
Each week sees new prints donated by international artists, photographers and directors resulting in unique, never-before-seen images that are available to purchase for $100 (plus shipping) in prints of 100. So far, the platform has drawn donated images from Jerry Hsu, Daniel Arnold, Peter Sutherland, Petra Collins, Jason Nocito and most recently, Josh and Benny Safdie, who offered a still frame from their most recent film, Uncut Gems.
$50 from each sale will be donated to a host of different US-based charities, including Wide Rainbow, which aims to provide art education for urban, under-privileged children and CERF+, which provides a safety net to emerging artists. In just their second week, Dream Sequence Editions raised $8,490, which was split three ways between CERF+, Wide Rainbow and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, which challenges systemic racism and injustice in New York’s criminal legal system.
The website also provides a DIY recipe for producing your own, WHO-approved, hand sanitiser and signposts the Disaster Loan Application page for any small businesses in the US. Keep your eyes out for future print runs and keep supporting this brilliant initiative.
Click link below for an 8×10 digital C-print of this 4k film-scanned frame from @uncutgems where 100% of the profits will go to people in need who were affected by Covid-19 (click around for other works if u don’t care for this or gems)https://t.co/jzzKGnq0VM pic.twitter.com/FYPBdK07iw
— SAFDIE (@JOSH_BENNY) April 6, 2020