Elton John AIDS Foundation's Photo Portfolio to Help Fund Underserved Communities
Over the weekend World AIDS Day was commemorated. To coincide with this day of awareness, The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched their Photography Portfolio II, a collection of ten prints by some of the most celebrated photographers working today. The proceeds of the sale of the photos will help fund underserved communities in the U.S., the Americas and the Caribbean, for urgently needed "front-line HIV prevention programs."
Not only for a good cause, the images are beautiful and each tells its own story. Photographers Tina Barney, Rineke Dijkstra, Elger Esser, Candida Höfer, Chen Jiagang, David LaChapelle, Alex Prager, Ed Ruscha, Hedi Slimane, and Frank Thiel. Below is a selection of images, and more information on The Elton John AIDS Foundation is available here.
"The Lipstick," 1999
Courtesy of the artist and Janet Borden Inc., New York
"Blue and Gold and Other Colors," 2011
Courtesy of the artist
"Stadt 14/02 (Berlin)," 2009
Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
"Third Front III - Smog," 2008
Courtesy of the artist
and Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris
How Tonga Got Hooked Up The day the king turned on the internet
Couture Collection Uses Wind Reactive Ink A London artist collective's clothing line changes color according to environmental stimuli.
Finally, a Cat Mag for the Creative Class Firmly in control of the internets, our feline overlords move to conquer print media.
Text Messages You Can Smell This company's device and app allows you to send scents through your phone.
This Tree Produces Forty Types of Fruit The living, edible art of Sam Van Aken's grafted stone fruit experiment
Dear 14-Year-Old Me The intuitive, emotional side of yourself guides your experiences and shapes how you learn. You grasp information viscerally, which can make traditional schooling a little bit harder for you.
Danish Architects Reimagine the Zoo The search for a more ethical wildlife park
Learning to Farm Fish Responsibly Breakthroughs in aquaculture are winning over longtime skeptics.
Stories for Boys Sundance-winner Rich Hill picks up where Linklater left off.
The Human Side of Spam Spanish photographer Christina de Middel smudges fact and fiction with her staged images of Russian widows and Nigerian lawyers in distress.
Why Oysters are Shacking up in Old Subway Cars States scrap over metal in a race to boast the greenest reef.
A Cable Car Revolution in the World’s Highest City The future of Bolivia’s public transportation takes to the skies.