To Friends and Readers of Reading the Pictures:
Since 2003, Reading the Pictures has stimulated a vital dialogue between the photojournalism community, academia, media watchers and the political blogosphere about the critical images of the day.
Reading the Pictures has been fearless in the pursuit of four goals: speaking truth to visual power; raising visual literacy; funding and presenting independent photojournalism; and creating a “go-to” destination for expert- and citizen-readers alike to understand visual politics and to read and decode visual spin.
This kind of effort doesn’t happen without resources.
We depend on reader support to maintain and expand this vital mission. We operate as a not-for-profit through our project partnership with Fractured Atlas, a major arts-support organization. As a result of that partnership, you are able to donate and receive a charitable tax donation for your contribution.
All funds donated to Reading the Pictures go toward operating expenses and photographer stipends. The former category consists of everything from bandwidth, software licenses, and contractor costs to developing customized features or services for the site. The bulk of all funding we receive, however, goes directly to photographer stipends to maintain year-round contributor relationships as well as provide modest payments for photography featured in the Originals section.
We urge you to help us support and expand our unique role as a think tank for visual politics, a “live classroom” for visual literacy, a visual media watchdog and a vigorous advocate for concerned photography.
Contributions can be made on-line via credit card at www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/1480 or you can send a check. Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with“Reading the Pictures Notes” in the memo line and sent to:
Reading the Pictures
c/o Michael Shaw, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 3217
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Thanks so much for helping insure our mission,
Michael Shaw, Ph.D.
Publisher, Reading the Pictures
Reading the Pictures.org is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Reading the Pictures may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.