Pictures for Purpose returns with the fourth edition of its print sale fundraiser, supporting those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The Foundation, which launched in 2020, generates financial support and awareness for urgent causes through the medium of photography.

© Harley Weir

Running from March 16 – 30, 2023, the latest edition of Pictures for Purpose supports Ahbap, the most active grassroots voluntary aid network in Turkey, and White Helmets, a humanitarian volunteer organization operating in Syria.

Over 35 artists are donating prints to the project, including Christopher Anderson, Carmen Winant, Daisuke Yokota and Harley Weir. As with previous editions, a number of the featured artists have a particular affinity with the affected regions, amongst others Devin Yalkin, Olgaç Bozalp, Solène Şahmaran Gün, and Yusuf Sevinçli.

Prints cost €129 and are available in an open edition for two weeks. They are unsigned and printed by Amsterdam-based organization Fotolab on 20 x 30 cm paper, with a variable printed area depending on the aspect ratio of the photograph in question. As with previous editions of the fundraiser, participating artists can opt to receive 25% of the proceeds from the sale of their prints. As ever, the vast majority elect to donate the full sum to the cause in question.

For the first time, this edition of Pictures for Purpose will include larger prints by Lea Colombo, Olgaç Bozalp, and Sarah van Rij and are offered in a limited edition of 30. Works in this format are available for €750 – with all proceeds to be donated to the partner organizations.