For Immediate Release
|Title:||Peter Lik Donates Photograph Proceeds to Humanitarian Aid Organization Concern Worldwide|
Master of Photography’s Limited Edition “Tree of Life” to Benefit Haiti Relief Efforts
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Highly acclaimed Master Photographer Peter Lik today announced his support of Concern Worldwide’s ongoing Haiti relief efforts. All Peter Lik Galleries globally will donate a portion of February sales from Lik’s first 2010 major release, “Tree of Life” to Concern, an international humanitarian aid organization dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty in 28 of the world’s poorest countries. The limited edition unveiling will take place simultaneously at Peter Lik Galleries worldwide on February 12, 2010. The New York unveiling will be held at Peter Lik’s SoHo Gallery at 419 West Broadway in New York City from 7-10PM. Those interested in attending can RSVP by emailing [email protected].
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on January 12, has affected as many as 3.5 million people. Concern’s long-standing presence in Haiti (16 years) allowed it to immediately launch a full scale response in St. Martin and Martissant, distributing water, food and medicine to survivors. The partnership between Peter Lik and Concern offers collectors an opportunity to acquire fine art while simultaneously helping the country in this time of great need.
“We are proud to support Concern Worldwide in its ongoing efforts in Haiti,” said Peter Lik New York Directors Laura Smith and Allison Reilly. In his own words Lik describes The “Tree of Life” as “symbolizing the idea that all life on earth is interconnected and serves as a testament to the enduring human spirit. Concern’s work in international humanitarian aid epitomizes this philosophy.”
Peter is especially proud to have this photograph benefit the recovery process in Haiti. Lik, a native Australian, is considered to be the leading landscape photographer alive today, capturing audiences around the globe with his large-scale panoramic photographs. In his unending quest for the perfect shot, he travels the globe to places that few humans have seen, driven by a vigorous determination to capture the extraordinary beauty of nature.
“We are honored that Peter Lik has recognized our efforts in Haiti and extremely grateful for this extraordinary show of support,” said Siobhan Walsh, Executive Director, Concern Worldwide US. “The proceeds raised will help Concern meet the basic survival needs of Haiti’s earthquake victims, including the most vulnerable mothers and children, and will also help us launch long-term efforts to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure.”
Proceeds donated from sales of the “Tree of Life” will begin January 29th and extend through February 2010. For more information on either organization please visit the Peter Lik website at www.peterlik.com or Concern Worldwide US at www.concernusa.org.
About Peter Lik
Long celebrated for his vast panoramic landscape photographs, which capture the brilliant colors and spiritual terrain in nature, Peter Lik has received the highest award, given by his peers, the Master of Photography. He is driven by an extraordinary passion that few men possess. Peter opened his first gallery in his hometown in Cairns, Australia, and now has fourteen galleries in the US and Australia showcasing his Limited Edition photographs.
About Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is committed to the elimination of extreme poverty and the reduction of suffering in the world’s poorest countries. The organization focuses on emergency relief and long-term development programs in the areas of health, HIV and AIDS, education and livelihoods.