PROOF is turning 10: you're invited!
Monday, October 17, 2016
Cocktails: 6:30 PM
Program & Auction: 7:30pm
Location: Affirmation Arts
523 West 37th Street New York City
Howard Greenberg Gallery
PROOF founder & award winning photographer
Welcome to PROOF: Media for Social Justice
PROOF uses visual storytelling and Education to inspire action on human rights.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice is a non-profit organization based in New York City that uses visual storytelling and education to inspire action on human rights and to create attitude and policy change. It was founded in 2006 under the vision of Leora Kahn, a longtime photo editor, documentary producer, and human rights advocate, who sought to unite the skills and experiences of internationally renowned photojournalists for social good.
PROOF brings together photographers, documentarians, journalists, academics, students, and activists to create photo exhibitions, publications, and educational workshops that document global and domestic social injustices and empower people to act. Our exhibits and workshops aim to engage the broader public in conversations about human rights, peace, and justice through moving firsthand testimonies and powerful photo narratives.
PROOF's ANNUAL REPORT 2015
Just released, PROOF's Annual Report 2015. Click below to read or download.
With each of PROOF's projects, we develop traveling exhibitions that are available for hire. We can also design customized versions of the exhibitions to suit your institution, community group or organization.
We've also worked closely with organizations the world over to develop educational programs that include symposiums, workshops and conferences. Contact us today if you'd like more information.
News & Events
Israeli born photographer Lili Almog is renowned for her intimate spiritual portraits of women cultural identities around the world.
The Picture Justice summer program focused on immigration in the US. The photo stories created by the students are featured in the first edition of the PROOF post - an advocacy newspaper that will be printed and distributed at schools in New York and New Jersey.
Frank Dituri - Monica and the Moon is one of more than 30 pieces at this year's benefit auction held on Thursday 2nd November in New York City. Each year, PROOF is honored to collaborate with many amazing photographers and artists who donate their work in support of education and advocacy for human rights and social justice. Join us to bid and to support social change. Tickets at www.proof.org.
BID on this iconic portrait of Keith Haring by Janette Beckman at our November 2nd Benefit Auction. Tickets on sale now at www.proof.org.
Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as 3 Police album covers. Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers such as Run DMC, Slick Rick, Salt’n’Pepa, Grandmaster Flash and Big Daddy Kane are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of the City of New York.
JOIN US on November 2nd to BID on the Hamburger original at our annual benefit auction.
Ben Hamburger is an artist and educator born and raised outside of Washington
DC. Working within the convergence of visual art and social engagement,
Hamburger creates artwork, facilitates workshops, and collaborates with diverse
communities around the world. His work is driven by his belief in the universality
of art and its potential to find meaning in complex situations.
Art can offer consolation, build resilience, amplify protest in immediate disasters or ongoing social emergencies. “Art Became the Oxygen” from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture draws on responses from Katrina to Ferguson, Sandy to Standing Rock for powerful, ethical, and beautiful paths to healing. #ArtResponds
Witnessing: Refugee Testimonies and Advocacy workshops are co-facilitated by Dr. Anita Fabos, Associate Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University and Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF: Media for Social Justice.
Join us for a one-day symposium Saturday, November 12th at the United Nations International School for the launch of Picture Justice's newest exhibit on immigration, (un)DOCUMENTED.
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