David Sims, David Bailey, Inez & Vinoodh, Tim Walker, Venetia Scott… just a few of the exceptional photographers who are selling their prints to raise money for the charity War Child UK. Curated and organised by Dust Off, the online initiative runs until 30 November and features an incredible line-up of works, with all proceeds from each print sale going towards helping ensure a safer future for children living through war. Here’s how to buy a photographic print with Dust Off and help raise money for War Child UK.
If you’ve always dreamed of owning a David Bailey or hanging a David Sims or Tim Walker on your wall, the Dust Off online photography sale is your answer. Taking place throughout October and November, you can snap up a highly collectable print by one of photography’s greats for £125, with all profits going to the charity War Child UK, which works tirelessly with children caught up in conflict.
Co-founded by stylist and creative consultant Nancy Rohde and Elizabeth Norris, the founder and director of creative agency Artistry Global, Dust Off was created this year with the purpose of using the medium of photography to raise awareness and fundraise for global humanitarian causes. And it has certainly launched in style.
For this, its first edition, Dust Off has collated prints from the most dynamic and relevant creatives working in photography today. The prestigious and brilliantly eclectic line-up includes all the greats from David Sims, David Bailey, Venetia Scott and Inez & Vinoodh to Anders Edström, Casper Sejersen, Carlijn Jacobs and Nadav Kander, to name a few of the 150 names taking part.
Working in collaboration with John Gayner from INK Retouch, each print is 8 x 11 inches in size, and will be printed on Hahnemühle Pearl 285gsm to the same specification. All prints will be unsigned and unframed, and are available in an open edition for the duration of the fundraising period.
Not only will you have a wonderful piece of work on your wall, but the revenue from the sale of each piece of work will be donated to War Child UK. The non-profit organisation works to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children living through conflict in some of the hardest to reach and hardest hit places in the world, from Afghanistan to Ukraine.
“It was in Berlin that I was confronted first-hand by the exodus of women and children fleeing Ukraine disembarking from trains and onto the platform,” explains Rohde. “There were so many children who would be profoundly affected for the rest of their lives. It really was the saddest thing I have ever witnessed, and I felt a desperate need to help.”
“I could never have imagined Dust Off would be such a rewarding and exciting project to build with the wonderful Nancy Rohde and Katharina Uhe [from Artistry] – so many incredible photographers, printers, graphic designers, and artists have been incredibly generous and supportive in bringing this special fundraiser to life,” concludes Norris.
“The quality of photography we are lucky enough to be selling is exceptional, and I hope we raise a fortune for all the children suffering globally as a result of conflict; they are at the core of everything we hope to achieve. I cannot thank everyone enough.”
Dust Off runs until 30 November; all photographic prints are available to buy at dustoff.org.uk
Main image: Thomas Cristiani, Oceane In Her Room, 2021