The news of the latest mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton sent shock waves through me as I read the reports from the comfort of my location on the mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Although these words are awful to write, the truth is that the sheer number of mass shootings in the US – 32 this year alone – has given me a case of news fatigue.
But these shootings struck a chord. Read More
After two months at the University of Dayton, America the Borderland exhibit will travel to El Paso, Texas, where it will open at the Cafe Mayan in July and remain open to the public until August. Read More
The killing of Michael Brown in 2014 sparked outrage and launched a movement. For one-hundred days and nights, the country observed democracy in action as the community took to the streets to demand justice. While the popular narrative cast a scene of chaos and destruction, the full account goes untold. Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame features the first-hand experiences of those individuals who witnessed and shaped the Ferguson uprising. The people of Ferguson have a story to tell--in their own words and through their own eyes--and this story is even more urgent today. Read More
Big Apple Playback Theater kicked off the second annual LINKBack community story program by visiting two senior care facilities to hear and share stories of activism. Read More
Applications OPEN! Picture Justice Summer Intensive NYC July 2018. Read More
Witnessing travels to City Plaza Hotel, Athens, Greece Read More
The Ferguson Voices; Disrupting the Frame Exhibition is on display at the Newark Public Library Read More
This Thursday (November 2nd) we celebrate the achievements of PROOF and host our annual auction. Bid NOW at our bidsquare online auction or join us on Thursday to bid LIVE. Tickets at ticketbud Read More
Oasis II by Tony Schwartz is one of more than 30 pieces up for auction at the PROOF Annual Benefit on Thursday 2nd November at Affirmation Arts. Tickets available here! Read More
Rick Finkelstein; The Grand Illusion. Bid online at bidsquare or bid at the annual PROOF auction Thursday November 2nd. Tickets available here Read More
You are invited to join us on November 2nd at our annual benefit auction. Tickets available now at Ticketbud
John Wayne on set of “Alamo” Gel silver print DENNIS STOCK (1928-2010)
Bid online now at Bidsquare or at the auction on November 2nd. Read More
Bid on line now at Bidsquare or live at our auction on November 2nd. Tickets on sale now at Ticketbud
Israeli born photographer Lili Almog is renowned for her intimate spiritual portraits of women cultural identities around the world. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More