Last Thursday was the benefit auction for the First Exposures mentoring program at SF Camerawork and the fundraiser raised over $60,000 – the biggest fundraiser to date!  We had a packed house at the gallery and there was a lot of great work up.  Alan Bamberger made an appearance as did a ton of others there to support the program.  Having been a mentor for over four years, it was great to see such a big turnout for the kids who all seemed to be having a great time.

As Erik Auerbach, Director of Education, stated: “Your generosity enables us to continue providing essential one-to-one photography mentoring to underserved Bay Area youth. Your contributions help us provide a creative outlet to these deserving young artists. Thank you for being a part of our critical work. We couldn’t have achieved this success without your commitment to arts education in San Francisco.”

We also donated one of our photobooths for the event which was a big hit.  Below are some candids as well as some shots from the photobooth.  The wines you see are from Goosecross Cellars and have labels with photographs by the mentees.  You can buy their wines online and support First Exposures.


First Exposures 2012 Benefit Auction: Looking Forward, Giving Back photobooth time lapse from Orange Photography on Vimeo.