For release 30 October 2023: The world leading global agency Laird and Good Company have announced their inaugural edition of Good Works Prints launching on Giving Tuesday 28 November, with 100% of the proceeds from the print sale going to support 1% for the Planet® Impact Fund at National Philanthropic Trust.
Featuring 10 artists from the agency’s impressive roster of photographers, directors and stylists, the November print sale marks the start of the agency’s wider philanthropic initiative Good Works in which the first effort is Good Works Prints. Good Works is dedicated to raising awareness around environmental causes, and celebrating the community of artists the agency represents. The artists included in the first sale are Ciril Jazbec, Finn Beales, Gentl and Hyers, Leeor Wild, Mark Elzey, Maureen M. Evans, PEDEN + MUNK, Rich Stapleton, Richard Phibbs and William Jess Laird.
Good Works Prints is launched to raise awareness and funds for organizations and charities making a difference in our world, with a focus on conservation and restoration, climate adaptation, and climate emergency relief efforts. Each of the print sales will fund positive environmental change – our inaugural sale in collaboration with the Planet Impact Fund will do this through targeted philanthropic grantmaking and impact investing. Laird and Good Company wish to support innovative projects that protect the planet’s ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and combat climate change while using art as a vessel for doing so.
The first collection will feature 10 donated images by Laird and Good Company artists, which will be available to purchase globally in three different limited edition sizes. The prints are distributed by The Print Space a carbonneutral printing company with optional FSC-certified Wood framing available at checkout. All of the prints will be available to purchase on Good Works Prints online store launching on 28 November and all purchases made by 5 December will be delivered internationally before Christmas.
The 10 chosen artists represent the diverse range of artistic talent Laird and Good Company champions, hailing from a variety of backgrounds internationally, including Ciril Jazbec – an artist whose work explores themes of climate change and the solutions developed by communities at the front lines, forced to adapt; Gentl and Hyers, a New York based directing and photography duo tenured and deeply experienced through twenty-five years of shared life and creativity which has led them to photographing some of the most well known chefs, brands and more; Richard Phibbs who alongside his profile clientele is a staunch advocate for animal rights and recently photographed 700 abandoned animals for the Humane Society of New York with a vision to create an immediate emotional connection between humans and homeless animals.
Charles Laird, the Managing Director UK/EU of Laird and Good Company:
“It is very fortunate and fulfilling to be able to work within the creative industry and in our own way and with the tools at our disposal, we want to create a space where we are able to give back as well as pay it forward. We believe we have an indisputable responsibility to our planet and the people on it. Knowing that, we constantly reevaluate our impact to support, protect, and best conserve Mother Earth. We want to forever be operating in an open state of learning, evolving and making a difference.
Earlier this year we officially became a member of 1% for the Planet, an amazing global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. Launching Good Works is another step in our commitment to sustainability.
Using creativity as an agent of change, Good Works connects our roster of storytellers and image makers with organizations and communities dedicated to making a positive impact on the world. Our team could not be more excited to launch this initiative and help facilitate new ways our community of artists can give back to our planet.”