On Saturday, 27 July current year, two strong earthquakes hours apart struck Batanes, an archipelagic province in the northern Philippines. About 60 people were injured, eight were killed, and there was huge material damage. Medical and rescue teams and the military are working on helping people, but Philippine photographers are giving their contribution as well. They have teamed up to sell prints in order to raise funds and help the victims of the earthquake.
Photographers from all around the Philippines have started an online project called “Bayanihan Para sa Batanes.” According to themixedculture.com, Bayanihan “refers to the spirit of communal unity, work, and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.” And in this project, photographers are working hand-in-hand to raise funds and help the affected people after the disaster.
If you’d like to buy prints and contribute to the cause, you can view the entire gallery on Facebook. When you find the photos you’d like to buy, leave a comment on the photo albums and contact the respective photographers who are in the post.
We have contacted the page admins to ask if it’s possible to donate prints from other countries, and we’ll update the article when we hear back. This way perhaps we can all get involved and do something by doing something we love.