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Rafael Soldi '09 Organizes Art Sale to Benefit Haitian Relief Efforts

Emerging photographers donate images with proceeds benefiting Doctors without Borders

Posted 01.19.10 by MICA Media Relations

Rafael Soldi '09, Untitled (Terence)

Rafael Soldi '09 (B.F.A. photography) gathered a group of emerging photographers working in the United States and Canada and organized a Benefit Print Sale for the people of Haiti, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. The photographs are available to view and buy online at haitiprintsale.bigcartel.com.

Every print is 8x10 inches, from an edition of 10 and priced at $50, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated. If every picture is sold, more than $8,000 will be donated to the people of Haiti.

"The support and enthusiasm coming from the photographers and many other organizations have been overwhelming and truly inspiring," Soldi says. "This is a great opportunity to support the people of Haiti and take a beautiful picture home in the process."

Big Cartel has donated its software and services to carry out the sales. Several local printers will facilitate the printing of the work, and Farmani Gallery will help out with the packaging of the prints. For any questions, contact Soldi.

Note: MICA recommends that donors to organizations supporting relief activities in Haiti prudently evaluate alternatives and make sound giving decisions.

Photo credit: Rafael Soldi '09, Untitled (Terence)

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.