Void contributor Michael Adno is a busy dude. A features writer for a laundry list of prestigious publications–the New York Times, the Bitter Southerner, the Surfer’s Journal, among others–the talented wordsmith and photographer irregularly submits work for print on the pages of our humble regional publication. (As one could imagine, his submissions are treated in-house much the same way Alice Cooper is greeted by Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar–“We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”)
With years as a writer and reporter under his belt, the now Gulf Coast-based Adno recently put the rolodex he’s stockpiled while reporting national stories to good use, launching Photographs for Purpose, a collection of images from 68 renowned lens-people, sales of which will benefit four organizations devoted to racial, economic, and social justice in America. Among the truly stunning collection are images by Ariel René Jackson, Mariah Salter, Ana Samoylova, Tommy Kha, Ed Templeton, and many, many more. Each 8×10 print is for sale for $100 and will be printed by St. Augustine’s Imagine Fine Arts Printing and shipped to your door.
Among the beneficiaries of Adno’s project (on which he partnered with Kathryn Harrison) are the Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative, which is dedicated to ending mass incarceration; the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee workers, which advocates for the rights of farm workers; Atlanta’s Southerners on New Ground, an organization dedicated to equal justice for LGBTQ communities in the South; and Planned Parenthood, whose mission is to advocate for and provide reproductive rights and healthcare to all.
Click here to peruse–and purchase–the photo.
A small sampling of the over 68 prints on offer.