ABOUT THE EVENT
Faces & Places is a one night only fundraiser event completely envisioned and executed by students of St. Michael's Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas. The idea for this show came about when a small group of photographers took an extracurricular class focusing on advanced photography in the city. During their expeditions, they discovered that their interactions while photographing people experiencing homelessness in Austin created a drive to go beyond the camera and help the subjects of their photography. These students wanted to develop a way to combine their love of photography and their desire to make a difference: this became Faces & Places. In order to directly benefit the people they encountered, they contacted Caritas of Austin, an innovative and multi-layered charity, known for their success in providing people living without homes with food, jobs, education, and hope. We are honored to donate our time and proceeds to Caritas from this evening's exhibit. It is our wish to bring light to the members of our society who are most often forgotten, and we hope that our photos and your donations bring dignity and stability to the many faces in this place we call home.
QUALITY OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHY
All photographs featured at Faces & Places are printed on museum quality, archival Hot Press Bright Paper. Made from 100% cotton rag using a hot press production technique, this paper features a smooth matte finish. The heavy weight of 330 gsm, thickness of 17 mil, and opacity of 98% further give this paper the look and feel of a true fine art paper. Also, through the use of optical brightening agents, this media will help deliver bright whites, deep blacks, and a wide color gamut. Designed for longevity, Hot Press Bright is free of acid, lignin, and chlorine and is pH buffered.