I’m forwarding this letter from photographer Jeff Jacobson
“Dear Friends: As many of you know I have been fighting cancer. I was diagnosed with lymphoma just before Christmas and am now doing chemotherapy. I’ve been very happy in my life on the road, on my own, working, taking photographs. Photography has given me my voice to respond to the world.
This disease has made photographing temporarily impossible for me and necessitates my reaching out with my work to you. The very thing that makes photography such a good fit for me, solitude in action, is what makes asking for help difficult. This is a fundraising letter. There are a number of ways to help me. In order to replenish lost income, I am offering prints of my photographs for sale. This is a one time, limited edition sale offered through the internet only. The pictures are mostly from my upcoming new book, Melting Point, with a couple golden oldies from my first book, My Fellow Americans. Melting Point represents the last fifteen years of my work and is a very personal meditation on the condition of the world today.
The pictures offered can be seen on my photo agency’s website:
http://www.reduxpictures.com/fundraiser. Prices will be quoted for three sizes of archival light jet prints. To order prints, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, if you have any questions, call me at 201-798-5003. I will contact you back to arrange payment and delivery. I also must raise a substantial amount of money to support the publishing of Melting Point.
Another way to help is to make a donation of any amount to support the publishing of the book. If you need a tax write off, you can send your donation through a tax exempt organization, Many Voices Press, which supports the publication of photography books of socially relevant issues.
Eugene Richards and Janine Altongi, who administer Many Voices, have graciously offered this option.. Checks can be made out to Many Voices Press and sent to 472 13th St., Brooklyn, NY, 11215. Write Melting Point Support on the check. If you do make a donation through Many Voices, please send me an email and let me know. I understand that some of you will not be able to afford to help me right now. I don’t want you to do this if you don’t have the money. But if you do have some disposable income, and are interested in my work, I’d appreciate the help. Also, please forward this email to any friends or family of yours who might be interested, especially if they know me or my work. So many of you have already given me such important help with your visits, emails, phone calls and good wishes. I want to thank you who have contacted me in the last couple months. Your love and support has moved me deeply and given me strength to confront this disease.
I expect to have many more years of this good life ahead of me."
Jeff Jacobson 244 1st St. Jersey City, NJ 07302 <JIJPix@aol.com>
[a former member]
2005-03-28 13:03:32 UTC
Mar 12 2008