Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jennifer MacFarlane: Photos to Support Women's Rights

Name: Jennifer MacFarlane

What is your job? Photographer, humanitarian photojournalist

What social causes are most important to you? Women's rights in developing countries.

What charity do you support – and how?

Somaly Mam Foundation. By organizing events to raise awareness about human trafficking. By enlarging my  photos to life size of the beautiful young girls from the brothels of Cambodia and getting them out there. By talking about what I saw first hand in Cambodia to my peers and to receptive audiences so that the idea of modern day slavery is not just an abstract notion.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Inner City Tattoo says 'Screw You Sandy'

Name:  Kimberly Benevento

What is your job? Shop Girl/Apprentice/Owner at Inner City Tattoo in Elizabeth, NJ

What social causes are most important to you?
Currently our shop has been focusing our efforts on raising money for Hurricane Sandy Relief. 

For the entire month of November we have set aside 20% of all proceeds from the shop to be donated.  We also had a “Screw You Sandy!” event on December 1st, where donated ALL proceeds from that day to charities focusing on Sandy Relief.