Art, fashion, and photography are not disciplines that are usually associated with the notion of practical help in times of crisis. At first glance, it is hard to imagine how the creative community could come together and offer immediate hands-on aid, until we remember the power of art as a valuable commodity.
Organised by CSM alumni and stylist Bianca Raggi, photographer Alexandra Leese, and graphic designer Simon Rogers, The Photographs for the Trussell Trust initiative gathered prints by some of the most prominent UK based photographers and is using them to raise funds for food banks nationwide.
The Trussell Trust was founded in 1997 and supports two-thirds of the food banks in the UK within the reality of 14 million people living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The pandemic has affected severely the most vulnerable: food banks have seen 300% increase in footfall compared to this time last year and desperately need our support in this time of social crisis.