States of Change has launched an online fundraiser in the form of a print sale to raise awareness for local organizations that are encouraging people to submit their votes in five crucial swing states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, spotlighting many famous photographers such as Ed Ruscha, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Gordon Parks, Kim Gordon, Sally Mann, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, Nan Goldin, Steve McCurry, Alec Soth, and more.
The sale was launched in collaboration with the Movement Voter Project, a project which aims to build long-term power for the progressive movement. The initiative also empowers underprivileged communities to create lasting change. The groups are offering information on early voting, polls protection, and voter disenfranchisement.
Inspired by the Pictures of Elmhurst initiative that was launched earlier this year to help raise money to fight COVID-19 at the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York, States of Change’s main goal is to fight voter suppression. It was created by a collective of artists including Mitchell Barton, Matthew Booth, Alice Braccini, Trevor Clement, Jim Goldberg, Cass Bird, Gregory Halpern, Shayna McClelland, Jody Rogac, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Korey Vincent.
Take a look at the prints below. Each measures ten by twelve inches and is priced at $150 (excluding shipping costs). The prints come unsigned, however, and are available in an open edition. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards efforts that elevate voter turnout. For more information, head to State of Change’s website.