I have shown Jim Mortram’s work a while ago, and yesterday I came upon Jim’s cry for help in the Flak Photo Network. His computer/monitor and scanner went to heaven ie. burned out and he lost most of his work as well.
He works at home as a Carer for his parents and raising any funds when everything breaks is really hard when you make under 100 bucks a week. All of his work is socially conscious and bro bono for charities or individuals and without his computer he has few problems… Lot’s of projects to be working on, but no way of finishing them.
For the last 18 months he has been shooting environmental portraiture of his community – to tell their life stories and record their memories. These people are often overlooked and unseen by everyone around them – or seen and judged without further thoughts. Through his work he is sharing their daily endurance and musings that in a generation will have passed forever.
He is offering all of his work for sale – sizes starting at A4 up to A0 – you choose and email him james(dot)mortram(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk him, to request the image you’d like to purchase. Prices start from 10 english pounds and I think it would be nice to think that we can help him get back on track. Sometimes we all need a little bit of help and if you can help and get a great (and very cheap) print in return – he might even be able to get himself a lovely Mac, and continue his great series and work. (Or if you have just upgraded your computer – maybe you could donate your old one to Jim)