The SurferDNA event went down in NYC last night at Sohotel Art Space and even though you may have missed it, the good news is that the exhibit will open to the public through Sunday from 12 – 6 PM and copies of the portraits are available for purchase for $500 with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.
In the wake of Sandy, NY-based photographer and lifelong surfer Alberto Guglielmi was drawn to help the communities surrounding the breaks where he surfs, the greater Rockaway and Long Beach areas. He assembled a mix of 39 creatives – actors, designers, photographers, filmmakers, and chefs – and created a series of portraits, depicting each person’s tie to the ocean via surfboard fins emerging from their body. Alberto describes the project as “a visual allegory for the change that occurs when someone becomes a surfer: it doesn’t just affect your life; it becomes part of your DNA. Whether in or out of the water, a surfer’s tie to the ocean is always present.” A great concept, great art for a great cause.
Additionally you can help contribute to this cause by bidding on donated items through Charitybuzz.com. Below is a list of the items that are available:
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