More than 150 prominent American photographers and artists have teamed up for a five-day print sale benefiting groups fighting voter suppression in five swing states.
Dawoud Bey, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, and Alec Soth are among those participating in the flash fundraiser, called States of Change, which is live now through October 18.
Prints are $150 each, with proceeds going toward 42 community-based organizations in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—battleground states poised to decide the fate of next month’s US presidential election.
The sale was inspired by “Pictures for Elmhurst,” a similar mutual aid effort launched in April which raised $1.38 million for a hospital in Queens, New York, that was struggling to keep up with the virus. This time around, the group partnered with the nonprofit Movement Voter Project, which promotes local organizing across the country.
“There’s the prevailing sense that the country and our democracy are spinning out of control, and that we are powerless to stop it,” the team behind the benefit said in a statement. “We didn’t want to become resigned to a sense of darkness and had to act.”
“Every dollar we donate will make a real and direct impact on voter turnout,” the group added.
See more photographs available through States of Change below.