The past two weeks have been truly upsetting, as an American and as a human being. I won’t reiterate why. If you’re reading this, you know why and probably have the same fears.
I’ve felt hopeless for a week now. Except for venting my fury and mockery on Facebook, I’ve not had any ideas on what to do to fight what is likely to be the biggest single step backwards the US has ever made in terms of decency, fairness and civil rights.
This week though I reached a turning point. I read an article in the Washington Post titled, “Rights groups see ‘unprecedented’ support in wake of election” which gives me hope and a way forward.
The article states that “an unprecedented flood of donations is pouring into many progressive and civil rights groups…” The Anti-Defamation League, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Voto Latino, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NAACP and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) are preparing to fight the attack on equality and civil liberties that a Trump presidency portends.
So on that note, I would like to offer my photography services in exchange for a donation made to the ACLU. I am offering a family, baby, or kids photography session in London and given you the best 5, edited final photographs as high-res downloads which you are free to use and share as you like in exchange for a £100 donation made to the ACLU. The link to donate is with JustGiving. Put a message and share with friends who might like some amazing photos and to help this cause.
Normally for this session, I would charge £200 and return 5 photographs, so this is not only a great deal but an opportunity to make a difference in this concerning age. I will take as many bookings as I can handle through the end of February 2017.
I have been photographing both mixed and segregated Islamic weddings for over 10 years, in additional to Christian, Jewish and interfaith ceremonies, and I believe we are better when we treat all religions and races fairly and respectfully. You can see my portfolio at ktb photography.
You don’t have to be American, to want to fight back against racism, xenophobia and Islamaphobia in America. Let’s fight this together, and I’ll take the best photos I can of all the lovely people who join me.