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Springsteen Photographers for Sandy Relief

Eleven photographers who have made many of the iconic images of Bruce Springsteen have come together to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey.

 
PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - Springsteen Photographers for Sandy Relief

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Contacts:

Chris Phillips, editor

Backstreets

editor@backstreets.com

(919) 968-9466

Kathleen DiChiara, President & CEO

Community Foodbank of New Jersey

kdichiara@njfoodbank.org

(908) 355-3663

Eleven photographers who have made many of the iconic images of Bruce

Springsteen have come together to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy relief

efforts in New Jersey.

On Wednesday, November 14, twenty spectacular prints from throughout

Springsteen's career — ranging from the album cover of Nebraska to the album

cover of The Promise, including several with the dear departed Clarence

Clemons — will be displayed at the Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com. Fans

who make a $25 donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will have a

chance at bringing home a spectacular present for the holidays. Through

December 10, each $25 given provides another chance at owning one of these

original photographs. Many are one-of-a-kind artist's proofs, and all are signed by

the photographer. One is even a rare platinum palladium print, and most of them

have never been offered before.

"Santa Claus is comin' to town," says Backstreets editor and publisher

Christopher Phillips, whose site www.backstreets.com will host the

Photographers for Sandy Relief effort and have the images on display. Among

the shots is one by photographer Lynn Goldsmith of Springsteen grinning at the

camera, as he was stopped for speeding on Highway 9 in central New Jersey in

1978. Another, by photographer Danny Clinch, shows a backstage hallway with

Clemons's saxophone resting symbolically next to Springsteen's guitar. One of

the rarer shots, by Pam Springsteen, shows her brother writing a song in one of

his famous notebooks, by window light.

"We've heard from Springsteen fans from all over who've wanted to help out in

the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," Phillips continues. "People are particularly

concerned about the Jersey Shore, the setting for so many of Bruce's songs as

well the home of so many of his fans. The chance at owning one of these brilliant

images can only help encourage and galvanize the support that's out there, and

the FoodBank is an organization well-positioned to help displaced families and

people in need."

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey

(www.cfbnj.org) continues its outreach to the many people who have been

affected by the storm. Over 100,000 pounds of food are being distributed each

day to crisis centers and its more than 1,000 partner agencies throughout the

state. The incredible need for food and other grocery items, however, has

severely depleted the FoodBank’s inventory.

Photographers for Sandy Relief has a precedent: in 2009 many of the same

photographers came together for the first time to raise money for the FoodBank

as their funds ran low. That effort resulted generating more than $135,000.

As photographer Eric Meola puts it, "Bruce is about the fans, and the fans are

about Bruce. He is the voice of our generation, and his music has followed many

of us through our lives. his is our small way of thanking those fans and of

sharing our work with them, as well as making them aware of their responsibility

in honoring the message in the music that influenced who we are."

The eleven photographers are:

Danny Clinch, Lynn Goldsmith, David Michael Kennedy, Jo Lopez , Eric Meola,

Neal Preston, Barbara Pyle, A.M. Saddler, James Shive , Pam Springsteen, and

Frank Stefanko.

Each of their prints, donated specifically for the cause, can be viewed at

www.backstreets.com/sandy

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