Photographers, filmmakers and marine biologists, Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen founded SeaLegacy in 2014 with a mission to use visual storytelling to protect the ocean. Now they have created 100 For the Ocean, and gathered together 100 photographers across a range of genres who are donating an image to support this aim. 100% of the net proceeds of the print sales of these images will go towards ocean conservation.
This fundraiser runs from 1st to 31st May 2023 with images starting at $100/£82. Each image is available in two print sizes, 8.3×11.7 inches (A4) or 11.7×16.5 inches (A3). The prints can be bought by themselves or in white, black or oak frames with the price rising to £242 for an A3 print in an oak frame.
The prints are made to order on acid-free, Hahnemühle archival cotton Photo Rag Giclée paper with a chalky smooth finish. Matte paper has been selected because it minimises the impact of glare in a frame and delivers great colour saturation and detail.
Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen have both donated prints along with Jimmy Chim, Jodi Cobb, Steve McCurry, Brooke Shaden and Harry Skeggs – to name just a few from the illustrious group. The print collection page of the website makes fabulous viewing, but it’s going to be hard to select just one to hang at Jabber HQ.
Posting on Instagram, Cristina Mittermeier says of 100 For The Ocean, ‘I cannot believe after months of exhausting work we finally have lift-off! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this endeavor, dedicating your time, advice, and, of course, your beautiful works of art to the cause. I have never been more proud to be part of this community.’
Many of the images on the website have a personal note from the photographer that explains the story behind the image and makes interesting reading.
Shipping to USA, Canada, UK, EU or EEA costs $15 for either size unframed print and $30 for framed prints. The shipping rates for the rest of the world are $25 and $50.