Thomas Murphy auctions snapshots for charity...
posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 10:50 AM
Author: Prakash Omari, Banglore
MIKA photographer Thomas Murphy is donating a private collection of his photography to the Illinois based arts charity Photographers Without Borders.
The collection of photo’s donated by Thomas include a series taken of the matrilinial Khassis community in Assam in north east India and several life drawings and sketches in Indian ink and charcoal.
Photographers Without Borders was created to provide educational and financial support, as well mentoring opportunities to socially excluded communities through the promotion and sale of fine art photography.
Thomas Murphy was born in Ireland and is a graduate of the Institute of Photography, New York.
Thomas joined the MIKA team in 2005 after working as a model and photographer in Dublin and New York.
He was recently appointed photographic editor for a living history anthology of the working lives of New Delhi’s flower sellers, most of whom are street children. Thomas will be working with outreach workers in Mumbai (Bombay) and New Delhi.
In 2007 Thomas joined his partner and collegue Sanjay Kumar in establishing the MIKA office in Brighton, Sussex.