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About Our Auction
silent tapes in collaboration with UNIS and UNICEF are proud to host the 50 Kids 50 cameras Fundraiser Gala and silent auction, to benefit the children in the favelas of Fortaleza, Brazil.
Help us raise $15,000 to open a community center in Fortaleza, Brazil, which will focus on the prevention of child exploitation.
All donations and winning bids will be matched dollar for dollar by a very generous donor, so please find this as the perfect time to be a part of such an important cause. By helping us reach $7,500, your contribution (when matched) will bring our final fundraising efforts to $15,000!
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About silent tapes
silent tapes is a series of non-profit projects by two photographers, Francis and Stephanie Lane, focusing on documenting the lives of people from different cultures in some of the most impoverished areas around the world, and raising funds for those communities through their works. They believe that every person has the right to adequate basic needs, education, and a safe environment where they can have a dignified quality of life.
To achieve this goal, silent tapes work in collaboration with local NGO’s to promote and develop their programs. Their launch project took place in the Klong Toei slum of Bangkok, Thailand, where they supported a day care and provided many other basic needs for the children.
Their 50 Kids 50 Cameras project, which provided a five week photography workshop to children living in the favelas of Brazil, was featured on MTV Brazil and Publico, and silent tapes' work has been previously recognized in various magazines and publications worldwide. The Fundraiser Gala for the project is being held in NYC, on April 16th, 2015, at The United Nations International School, in collaboration with UNICEF. An exhibition of UNIS' and silent tapes' cross cultural exchange project will be held at the UNICEF House of the UN Headquarters following the Gala event.
silent tapes has also built a personal portfolio directing music videos for many notable artists, including The Cold War Kids and The French Style Furs, and will release a documentary for the 50 Kids 50 Cameras project in Summer 2015.
By merging their photographic work with philanthropic endeavors, silent tapes' goal is to make an impact on the lives of those who need it most, and give hope, through their art.