Art for Obama: Auction begins October 1

©Tim Davis
Barack Obama, Springfield, MO
13x18 Inkjet print
Edition 1/6
No Reserve


ART FOR OBAMA is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country's most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. The auction will launch on October 1st and will run for one week. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Obama Campaign, to the Democratic National Committee and to non-profit organizations such as, which are currently devoting their energy to helping the Obama campaign. Proceeds will be distributed in strict accordance with Federal Election Commmission regulations.


ART FOR OBAMA is a group of five artists who have come together to help the Obama campaign. Because we cannot afford to make large donations ourselves, we want to bring together the leaders of our community to help create change. We are all unpaid volunteers.

AHNDRAYA PARLATO, founder of ART FOR OBAMA, is a photographer currently teaching at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Her work can been seen at

ELIZABETH MOY currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and has been working on a photographic project about her father’s experience fighting in the Vietnam War. She is also founder of Two Ships Press, a small publishing company that specializes in limited edition photography books.

GREGORY HALPERN lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he is an Instructor of Photography at Harvard University. His work can be seen at

received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is pursuing her MFA in photography at UCLA. Her work can seen at as well as in the current issue of Blindspot Magazine.

DRU DONOVAN grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2004, shereceived her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is in her second year at Yale pursuing her MFA in
photography. Her work can be seen at