Vermont Business Magazine Philadelphia-based landscape photographer Richie Graham and Burlington, Vermont-based 1% for the Planet have announced a unique partnership designed to use fine art landscape photography as a tool to drive support and awareness for environmental conservation across the globe. 1% for the Planet Photography Ambassador Richie Graham has committed to donating 100 percent of profits from the sale of his landscape photography prints to select 1% for the Planet nonprofit members focused on the conservation of water, land, climate, food, wildlife and pollution. These select organizations include The Freshwater Trust, National Forest Foundation, The Rainforest Trust, National Young Farmers Coalition, Working Dogs for Conservation and Surfers Against Sewage.
The partnership's unique concept empowers art consumers to take action and help protect the planet through the purchase of art.
"My passion for photography is driven by a love of being outdoors in wild and remote places, and the more time I spend in these beautiful places, the more I feel compelled to protect them," said Graham. "I'm honored to partner with 1% for the Planet to raise funds for important environmental conservation efforts across the globe, and I am excited to protect the beautiful places I am fortunate enough to travel to and photograph."
In addition to raising money for the selected 1% for the Planet nonprofits, Graham will also help them visually tell their story to further promote their mission, work and people. For each nonprofit, he will conduct a multi-day shoot at a location of their choice to capture the environmental issues and challenges their organization addresses. They will receive images from the shoot free of charge that can be used for promotional and marketing materials.
"We've long been inspired by individuals who effectively leverage art to raise awareness of environmental issues. Inspiring pieces can help to educate, shift opinion and even encourage people to take action," said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. "Richie Graham is someone who is doing just that through his photography. His expertise and passion are amazing additions to the 1% for the Planet community, and we're looking forward to working closely with him to grow the scale and impact of our network."
Fine art prints are currently available for purchase on Richie Graham's website, including photographs from his trips to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway, among others.
For more information about Richie Graham and to shop available prints, visit richiegraham.com.
For more information about 1% for the Planet, visit onepercentfortheplanet.org.
About Richie Graham Photography
Richie Graham serves as a photography ambassador for 1% for the Planet and has committed to donating 100 percent of profits from the sale of his work to benefit environmental conservation efforts. His fine art landscape prints from beautiful locations around the world are featured on richiegraham.com and are for sale to individuals and/or for corporate installations. Graham is actively involved in the development of the game of soccer in the U.S. as a current investor in Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union, and as the founder of YSC Academy, the first ever soccer-specific high school in the U.S. Graham is an avid skier and outdoorsman whose passion for traveling to remote and wild places inspired his mission of using photography as a tool to celebrate and safeguard Earth's natural wonders. Learn more at richiegraham.com.
About 1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. Through business and individual memberships, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental nonprofits through annual membership and everyday actions. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, members have given more than $200 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,500 member businesses, hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners located in more than 60 countries. Learn more at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
SOURCE PHILADELPHIA and BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Richie Graham Photography; 1% for the Planet www.richiegraham.com