DIGNITY 2012 – A Photography Exhibition and Auction

On Thursday May 24th, VANCOUVER+acumen is hosting its annual DIGNITY Vancouver photography exhibition and auction.  This one-night event raises funds and awareness for Acumen Fund, a not-for-profit venture fund eradicating global poverty.

The event is curated by Nuru Project, a group using photography for social change, who have contributed 21 prints taken in India, Pakistan and East Africa by world-renowned photographers to be sold via live and silent auction.

The event is hosted in Vancouver Urban Winery‘s stunning space in Gastown and event highlights include incredible food from local-restaurateurs, stunning photography for live and silent auction and a keynote from Seattle-based DIGNITY 2012 poster photographer, Kirk Mastin.

In support of local social enterprise, Hope in Shadows, four prints from their annual photography contest for residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will be auctioned with proceeds donated to Hope in Shadows.

*DIGNITY has been hosted 12 times in 10 cities around the world raising over $150K for Acumen Fund.  DIGNITY 2011 in Vancouver raised $13K and was attended by 250+ Vancouver-based professionals interested in social innovation, international development, photography and art. 

EVENT DETAILS
Vancouver Urban Winery @ 55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver BC
Thursday, May 24, 2012
7pm

BUY TICKETS
Click here to purchase tickets for DIGNITY 2012
Early Bird Tickets (SOLD OUT)
Regular Tickets (until May 24th) – $37
Limited Door Tickets (May 24th) – $42

*Tickets include one complementary drink, appetizers, photography exhibit, keynote from Kirk Mastin and live entertainment.

WHERE THE FUNDS GO
Minus our expenses, which we do our absolute best to keep to a minimum, 100% of all ticket proceeds and on-site event sales go directly to Acumen Fund.  50% of all photo sales go to Acumen Fund with 25% to support Nuru Project and 25% to support the photographer of the print.

For more information and to view the photo auction preview click here.

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About Vancouver for Acumen

A Vancouver volunteer-run chapter of the Acumen Fund, who is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.
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