World class kiwi - Humanitarian photo journalist Robin Hammond in NYC
Come joined a celebrity filled event where Wellingtonian Robin Hammond will be displaying his beautiful and startling work from the 'Where Love is Illegal' project. Robin is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism.
Where Love Is Illegal started as a photography project and social media campaign by Witness Change, an organization founded by award-winning photographer and human rights activist Robin Hammond. For a decade, Robin has traveled through sub-Saharan Africa to document human rights and development issues. During this time, he witnessed the rise of intolerance toward LGBTI people. He created Where Love Is Illegal as a way to raise awareness of this issue and the underfunding of grassroots organizations that provide aid to LGBTI victims of oppression. To support these organizations, Witness Change and Robin partnered with the Fund for Global Human Rights, a top-rated charity with a history of impactful human rights grant-making.
Sandra Bernhard, John Bartlett, Christian Guémy (C215), and Robin Hammond have joined forces with Fabiola Beracasa, Peter Davis, Harold Smith-Franzen, New York Dermatology Group founder, Dr. David Colbert, and LGBTI community leaders and tastemakers from fashion, luxury and design to host a fundraiser for the Fund for Global Human Rights at Spring Studios in New York City on Monday, October 12, with proceeds benefitting grassroots organizations providing relief to LGBTI victims of oppression in countries where being LGBTI is illegal. The fundraiser will feature music by DJ Kris Graham and a silent auction, featuring original artwork by C215 and inspired by Where Love is Illegal. Advance tickets are $100 for General Admission or $150 for VIP Admission and increase to $150 for General Admission or $200 for VIP Admission after October 9.