Black and white print courtesy of Bibi Cornejo Borthwick
Who could forget the horrors incurred by the people of Nigeria, terrorized by Boko Haram? Thousands of lives have been lost, entire towns have been decimated, hundreds of girls are still held hostage, and still the situation isn’t getting nearly the attention or help it deserves.
Bibi Cornejo Borthwick and May Kwok are working to change that, hosting a silent auction and fundraiser to support the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (or, as we more likely know it, Doctors Without Borders), which is working to aid those affected by the Boko Haram crisis.
Over 30 artists and designers have signed on to contribute works to the silent auction being held on January 28. (See a preview of five of the works below.)
Artists include Doug Abraham/BESS, Michael Avedon, Tim Barber, Alex John Beck, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, Mark Borthwick, Christian Brylle, Jamie Burke, Francesco Carrozini, Christian Calabro, Maria Cornejo, David Flinn, Yara Flinn, Kava Gorna, Hugo Guinness, Frances Tulk Hart, Henry Leutwyler, Danielle Levitt, Phillip Lim, Kathryn Lynch, Paul Maffi, Dan Martensen, Andrea Mary Marshall, Skye Parrott, Kai Regan, Narciso Rodriguez, Magnus Unnar, Alice Waese, Andre Walker, Ruvan Wijesooriya, and 13th Witness.
Those who aren’t attending can still help May Kwok and Bibi Cornejo Borthwick reach their goal of $25,000 by donating directly to MSF here.
Two pieces by Donald Robertson:
Henry Leutwyler’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lauren Lovette NYCB 2012:
BESSNYC4 Limited Edition Skate Deck, Side A and Side B:
Black and white print by Bibi Cornejo Borthwick: