From the legendary photojournalist, activist, and longtime Sanctuary supporter Donna Ferrato comes a photo print sale in benefit of Sanctuary for Families’ COVID-19 emergency efforts.
Included in this sale are Ferrato’s prints from her current project, which offer a unique look at New York’s TriBeCa. With an intimate, artistic sensibility, the project captures one of New York City’s most historic neighborhoods. Her photographs portray generations of immigrants, captains of industry, and artists who walked the century-old, cobblestone streets. They also capture the manners and mores of today’s denizens who, lured by its old-world grace and simplicity, have made the TriBeCa of today an urban Ground Zero.
All prints will be made in Tribeca by Donna Ferrato and her assistant Gabo and will be signed and personalized by the artist. They are available starting at $100 each. Each photograph is available in editions of 25. When any photograph sells out it will replaced with a new print. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be donated to Sanctuary. To learn more and purchase prints, click here.
“In the first week of quarantine, I was hit by a hot idea after thinking about how to make a difference in these turbulent times. Why not use my archive of Tribeca for good. Tribeca came together after 9-11 when it took a hit on the economy as well as everyone’s hearts and minds. I wanted to leverage the memory of what the resilient spirit can do to help people suffering as a result of COVID-19. Given my long-standing work on behalf of victims of domestic violence, and their increased need now as they are trapped with their so-called loved ones, the decision was obvious.” – Donna Ferrato
With our clients facing unimaginable barriers while sheltering in place, Sanctuary is adapting its legal, counseling, shelter and economic empowerment programs to meet the emerging needs of gender violence survivors across New York City. Our offices remain open, as we are considered an “essential service”, and we are doing everything we can to provide our full range of support both remotely and in-person for survivors during this time.
We thank Donna for her years of service to Sanctuary for Families. Donna has partnered with Sanctuary for Families since 1991 when she first documented domestic violence in her book Living with the Enemy and has been raising awareness through her work ever since.
In NYC, domestic violence calls are down during the pandemic, but not necessarily because it’s
happening less. The strict measures put in place to curb the spread of the COVID-9 in the city also have raised hurdles and increased risks for victims seeking help. With schools and nonessential businesses shut, victims have lost opportunities to find privacy away from their abusers to seek help. To learn more about Sanctuary’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts, and how the crisis has impacted our clients and services, please click here.