About SIX.TWO Editions
On February 06, 2023 deadly 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude earthquakes created widespread devastation in Turkey and Syria, followed by days of aftershocks. On February 20, the Turkish city of Hatay, located in the same region, was struck again with a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. The earthquakes impact over 20 million people in Turkey and 8 million in Syria, leaving more than 50,000 dead. The devastation is wide-spread and will require years of recovery, with millions of displaced people in need of shelter and a consistent supply of basic needs including food, water, clothing and hygiene products.
SIX.TWO Editions is a photo print sale running from March 10 to March 20, in which over 200 photographers have generously and with open hearts made their work available for purchase at an affordable price with all net proceeds donated to vetted, non-governmental organizations leading the way in recovery efforts and organizational needs on the ground in the earthquake region.
Witnessing the sort of tragedy and suffering created by events like the earthquakes, one can feel a very visceral, human urge to want to help without knowing exactly how to help in an effective way. It is our hope that this print sale will provide an avenue for members of our photographic community - and photography lovers in general - the opportunity to provide support to the millions of people currently in need while in turn acquiring original artwork created by a group of incredibly talented photographers.
Terms and Conditions
We are excited to have the opportunity to offer photographic prints by some incredible artists in support of Earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. With that comes the responsibility to protect our artists’ interests. The following conditions apply to any artwork purchased from SIX.TWO Editions:
(1) Artwork is for private use only and exhibition in a museum, gallery, exhibit or in any other public nature is prohibited without the express written consent of the artist.
(2) Resale is prohibited.
(3) Making copies of the images is prohibited.
As SIX.TWO Editions is donation-based, refunds will not be possible.
Please keep in mind that this print sale is a labor of love organized by a small group of grass-roots organizers. We will make every effort to ensure order fulfillment as quickly as possible but we ask for your patience in the process.
About the Print
Prints are available for $150 plus shipping costs. All images are printed on 10x12″ paper with a white border on some or all sides. The actual printed area varies for each image depending on aspect ratio and white border size as determined by either the artist or the printer. Prints are available in an unlimited, non-numbered open edition and are unsigned.
Prints are made from digital files using archival inkjet printing on Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310.
Printing, packaging and shipping are provided by Light Work, a non-profit photography organization. The following amounts will be deducted from your $150 purchase to cover production costs: Printing + Packaging Materials: $23 + $2
All shipping charges are additional, based on destination and calculated at checkout. Prints ship worldwide.
How Donations Will Be Used
Our support for minorities and marginalized communities among earthquake survivors is a priority. We have partnered with Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) to process and transfer all net proceeds equally to the NGOs listed below. To ensure the utmost transparency and accountability, we are collaborating with TPF to thoroughly vet certain organizations on the list. Additionally, we are actively exploring opportunities to expand our support network for minorities and marginalized communities among earthquake survivors. This may include adding additional organizations to the list in the coming days.
Ali İsmail Korkmaz Vakfı
Basmeeh & Zeitooneeh
Füsun Sayek Sağlık ve Eğitim Geliştirme Derneği
Hayvanlara Adalet Derneği
Kırkayak Kültür Sanat ve Doğa Derneği
SPoD (Sosyal Politika, Cinsiyet Kimliği ve Cinsel Yönelim Çalışmaları Derneği)
If you would like to make direct donations to the above organizations you can do so by following the links to their respective websites.
If you would like to make tax-deductible donations in the US to support the survivors of the earthquakes you can do so through Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
Who We Are
SIX.TWO Editions is organized by a small group of US-based individuals working in the creative industry. We are:
We have partnered with Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) to ensure that funds are processed and distributed to the organizations listed above with full transparency and accountability. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by the earthquake. TPF is the leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities and is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
We are grateful to both Jody Rogac and Matthew Booth for their open hearted guidance, knowledge and experience, to Dinamo for licencing us the typeface (Diatype) for free, to Kenneth Butler for social media support, to Pınar Araz for legal advice, to Poliana Kirst Duarte for coding, to Utkan Dora Öncül for graphic design support, to Zeynep Yasar for helping with publicity and to Eylem Delikanlı, Işın Önol, Susan Meiselas.