Last month in Dallas, the Tractor Beam Gallery hosted the first exhibition and sale of the work of photographer, Fredrik Brodén. Fifteen large scale prints were on display at the downtown Dallas venue, which held the opening on Thursday, December 3, 2009. The show, titled Fredrik Brodén vs. Photography, will travel to another venue in the spring, details to follow.
Fredrik’s inspiration and motivation came about while chatting with Susan Baraz, co-founder of the Focus on AIDS Foundation during an At Edge event in San Francisco. FOA is America’s largest and most prestigious auction fundraiser of rare, vintage and contemporary photography in support of AIDS research, care and education. With the money raised at various FOA events, the first Children's AIDS hospital is now up and running in Mysore, India. Arnold’s House, an orphanage for children whose parents have died from AIDS in Tanzania is under construction. It is only lacking $40,000 in funds in order to open its doors to 60 children currently living on the street.
Fredrik Brodén has made raising the rest of this money his goal and FOA the charity beneficiary for all of his exhibitions.