“Let’s make art an investment in humanity”

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Hi! My name is Joost Bastmeijer, a photo journalist currently traveling through Africa. I’m also the editorial coordinator of MENDO, and Amsterdam-based company that initiates, creates and designs photo books. Today, I’ll be sharing an interesting Dutch photography project called ‘Eye for All’.

In less than three days, auction site catawiki.com and NGO WarChild will set up a photo auction called ‘Eye for All’. From 9 to 16 November, you’ll be able to get your hands on fine art prints of 75 of the best photographers of The Netherlands. I’ll feature some of the auctioned work here in this blog post.

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All yields will go to WarChild’s ‘Safe Spaces’ project, which creates safe environments where children can process their negative experience, often caused by war. Children who haven’t gone to school for a longer period of time, are getting further training, focused on catching up and entering the regular education system again.

The Eye for All photo auction is an initiative of Annet de Graaf, commissioned by Catawiki. For this project, Annet approached 75 Dutch top photographers, such as Kadir van Lohuizen, Elspeth Diederix, Corbino, Nick van Tiem, Eddy van Wessel, Raymond Rutting, Jimmy Nelson and Brooks Kraft. One of my pictures (which is also visible here) is also for sale – the starting price for this print will be 250 euros.

To find out more about the photo auction, check out this Facebook page, this WarChild web page or the event page of venue Melkweg Amsterdam.

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By Janus van den Eijnden

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By Joost Bastmeijer

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By René de Bruijn

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By Raymond Rutting

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By Marco Borsato

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By Brooks Kraft

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By Kiki Groot

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By Eddy van Wessel

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By Jimmy Nelson

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By Corbino

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