One Thousand Bears Project is a private philanthropic effort to distribute limited edition fine art photographic prints of teddy bears to hospitals and hospices around the world.
Just us two artists, John and Mako.
To help bring smiles to people.
No - we rely on third parties (like you) for introductions to hospitals who would like to receive a limited edition, museum-quality, fine art print from us, at no cost.
Introduce us to a hospital which would like to receive one of our teddy bear photographs at no cost, for public display to their patients, staff and visitors.
No. We do not seek outside funding.
We suggest that you find your passion, and use it to serve others.
Photographs created in accordance with the vision of the photographer as artist. (As opposed to photojournalism, for example, which provides visuals of news events, or commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products or services.)
Yes. We call it "Deep Superficiality."
We structure our images to invite a multitude of interpretations and reactions on a number of levels, while knowing the surface level will predominate for most observers.
Our fine art prints are represented by the gallery Atelier VGI in NYC, which also publishes our books. (www.AtelierVGI.com, or email them at Info@AtelierVGI.com)
You can see the "diary shots" we take of our bears on Facebook at John.Charles.1000Bears. We update our charity activities on Facebook: search for "One Thousand Bears Project."
Please feel free to email us at OneThousandBears@hotmail.com.