Since the quake and tsunami hit Japan on Friday 11 March, a number of photo initiatives have sprung up to support the relief efforts that are being made after this terrible disaster. Here is a list of the ones that I have come across so far. If there are any other initiatives out there, please add them in the comments or send them on to me by email and I will add them to the post.
The Wall Space gallery in Seattle is coordinating an online print sale fundraiser including work by Joni Sternbach, Hiroshi Watanabe, Emily Shur, Gabriela Herman and many others.
Yasuteru Kasano is donating the proceeds of all sales of his photobooks until April 2011 to the relief efforts. Check out the books here.
Baptiste Lignel is selling this ice cream shot in an edition of 50 with all proceeds going to support Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Japan.
The Flickr Charity Print Auction group has just opened a thread for the current crisis in Japan.
Update: a blog has been launched for the Life Support Japan initiative and it seems photographers have been contributing massively. Check out the blog for updates.
Update: Tokyo’s Zen Foto Gallery is organizing an auction at the gallery on the weekend of 25-27 March in aid of Tohoku relief charities. Also in Tokyo, Taka Ishii Gallery have postponed their next exhibition as a result of the earthquake. Instead the gallery will be holding an exhibition entitled NOART, consisting only of a donation box in the empty gallery space.
Update: Canada’s Mammoth Collection is donating 100% of profits on any print sales until Friday 25 March.
Update: the photographer Taisuke Koyama, who has been featured on eyecurious before, has put together a PDF book of new work entitled Sandwich Textures. The book is on sale until 4 April and Koyama will be donating all proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross. Find out more about the book here.