I see ME through YOU… 

A four-week lockdown fundraising campaign in aid of the CW+ the official charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
(13th November – 13th December, 2020)

As London goes into a second Lockdown, the city will still have its eyes on the world. The Republic of YOUmanity project has been set up in aid of CW+ the official charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and their COVID-19 efforts. The initiative’s aim is to bring our local community together, in a time of isolation and disconnectedness. Where politics often fails, art, dialogue and story telling wins. Now is the time to turn the camera lens away from the I to the YOU and the WE.

Republic of YOUmanity is turning the streets of Chelsea and Kensington into a collaborative pop up gallery through an array of powerful humanity-related images by American award winning photographer and founder of @republicofhumanity, David Taggart. Many of David’s globe spanning images will be on display for your visual pleasure throughout the windows and Instagram accounts of selected retailers and partner friends over the month of November.

You too can help your community and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, by purchasing a one-off signed print – edition of 10/ size: A2 (42 x 60cm / 16.5 x 23.5 inches) from a selection of 50 images HERE, kindly donated by David for a nominal sum of £100 per print. 100% of proceeds will benefit the hospital. 

Although retail doors will remain closed during this period, select shop windows will open community hearts and minds to a more compassionate, a more inclusive and a more empathetic view of our humanity and of our community. 

In David’s words:

“Humanity is the name for our species, and also an attribute. My hope is for people to look at themselves through others, thereby opening hearts and minds. Nationality, race or religion does not limit our common humanity. Seeing ourselves, and others, without labels is a way to transform the world.” 

The Republic of YOUmanity initiative in association with Republic of Humanity, the MOP foundation and the project’s media partner, LUX magazine, would like to thank all the independent retailers in the Chelsea and Kensington communities who have lent their space, their voice, their social media platforms and their hearts to this project.