Supporting Haiti, The D’Orazio (Or Weber, Or Sorrenti) Way
Repetition we can get behind: another day, another Haiti fundraiser. This latest push for relief comes by way of ROSE Charities and FOTORELIEF, which have partnered to organize A Picture Saves a Thousand Lives. The short of it: Round up a few of the best photographers in the world, many of them longtime fashion veterans; auction off 130 prints by the masters; send the cash to Haiti. Of course, with the likes of Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Mario Sorrenti, Sante D’Orazio, and Greg Kadel involved, the bidding’s bound to be fierce. “Everything’s been donated, down to the frames. People have really come out for this,” ROSE president (and former model) Noot Seear says of the impressive roster, curated by FOTORELIEF director John Gettings. “It’s really the best of each photographer, pieces that represent them. We really wanted art pieces, things you want to hang on the wall.” Given the participants and their penchant for stylish nudity, you may want to make that a high wall—nursery art this isn’t. But with pieces like D’Orazio’s (above, bids start at $750), grown-up glossy obsessives (or prurient bachelors) should find plenty to love.
A Picture Saves a Thousand Lives auction will be held tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. at Milk Gallery, 450 W. 15th Street, NYC. Suggested donation is $25. For more information, visit www.fotorelief.org.