JDC photograph auction includes image by Annie Sandler Repairing the World: Frame by Frame

by | May 6, 2016 | What’s Happening

Two-Room School, Ethiopia, by Annie Sandler.

Two-Room School, Ethiopia, by Annie Sandler.

Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is presenting its first ever auction of original photographs by board members who have been involved with JDC’s humanitarian programs around the world, as well as from a group of esteemed Israeli photographers/philanthropists known as JDOCU, and others who have been witness to JDC work worldwide, including photographs from its Archives.

Members of JDOCU learn, travel and document JDC’s wide-reaching global efforts. These photographers speak about “using the camera as a tool” to highlight acts of chesed and Tikkun Olam. Their photographs bring these acts to life, frame by frame, strengthening JDC’s resolve to “be in the picture.”

“These photographs so clearly, in ways that words alone cannot, transmit the mission and amazing things that JDC accomplishes,” says Annie Sandler. Her photograph, Two-Room School, Ethiopia, was taken in 2008.

“We were with the Segal family in Ethiopia. Their youngest son, Justin, had visited the year before and noticed kids sitting on rocks to learn. Over the following year, Justin raised enough money to build a two-room schoolhouse with a teacher and a well for fresh water. It was a five-handkerchief dedication ceremony. We took our four kids out of college to participate in this trip and they were amazed to see how lives and futures could be changed,” says Sandler about the circumstance in which she took the photograph.

The exhibit in New York coincides with the release of a limited edition collection of JDOCU photographs.

All proceeds of the event and auction go to help Jews in need around the world.

Tickets for the event are $180 per person and $35 for JDC Entwine/young leaders. Bidding will also take place online. Go to Jdcambassadors.org for more information.