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15 Photo Companies Just Came Together For A Very Worthwhile Cause: You Can Help Too!

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How often do you get to give something, get something AND feel good about it all around? And, how often do you see some of your favorite photo companies come together to help make it happen?

Now’s your chance to do just that — to get on board with something BIG. It’s called #TogsGiveBack. And, it’s a pretty special campaign to bring all together the following supports and to aid the artists of our collective future.

#TogsGiveBack is simple: You choose a bundle packed with great photo perks and giveaways from 15 photo companies, and your donation goes directly to Urban Arts Partnership, a not-for-profit that provides vital arts education programs in inner city schools. It’s a win-win all around.

Each bundle has goods and services that are highly discounted (plus some freebies!) from companies you love, including:

  • B&H Photo Video
  • Blurb
  • PDN
  • LensProToGo
  • BlackRapid
  • PhotoShelter
  • Tether Tools
  • Think Tank Photo
  • Agency Access
  • Resource Magazine
  • BlinkBid
  • LensCulture
  • FoundFolios
  • Phlearn
  • See University

Add your support and show how our community can come together!

More about Urban Arts Partnership:

We’re thrilled to donate 100% of the proceeds raised from #TogsGiveBack to Urban Arts Partnership, an organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap in inner cities through arts education. Their programs promote greater literacy through storytelling, increased awareness of music and culture, plus arts education for kids at all levels, including those with special needs.

Through classes with skilled photographers, Urban Arts Partnership also teaches students about the power of photography and focuses on both technical and conceptual skills. Over the next few weeks, be on the lookout for more about this fantastic organization and the impact it’s having on the future photographers of our society!

How the bundle deal works:

  1. Find a bundle of goods and services that looks good to you.
  2. Contribute the recommended donation amount ($25-$75) OR amp up what you contribute by increasing the amount.
  3. Receive an email with information to redeem your goodies.
  4. Feel great about 100% of your dollars going to Urban Arts Partnership, a not-for-profit that provides vital arts education programs in inner city public schools.

Big thanks to all companies involved who are helping us give back. Please share #TogsGiveBack with your friends and family so we can make a real impact together. Let’s do this!

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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