MOVE FOR AIDS
“James, you’re a hero for doing this.” – Sir Elton John speaking at the MOVE FOR AIDS event in Sydney, 2006.
The MOVE FOR AIDS project was launched in New York, London and Sydney in 2006 and consisted of a photographic book and exhibition of leading New York dancers that I photographed.
Through the launches, exhibitions, and book sales, the project raised close to US$500,000 for various HIV/AIDS charities. The success of the project, backed by high profile entertainers such as Elton John and Hugh Jackman, really inspired me to believe I could create a community project at that level and really make a difference.
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Australian born Houston, initially photographed over fifty of New York’s leading dancers in 2001 and 2002, in a dynamic photographic essay. The striking images then became part of Houston’s fourth book, MOVE, which followed his highly acclaimed books, RAW, RAWMOVES, and and ONE, which was released in 2005 to benefit Breast Cancer.
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MOVE FOR AIDS launched in New York City in October 2006 with an exhibition and book signing at MILK Gallery. The event was hosted by Hugh Jackman, who also wrote the book’s foreword. A screening of the documentary film on ‘the making of MOVE’ was also debuted. The launch was a great success and raised money for Broadway Cares/Equity ...More →
The London launch was hosted by Ms Elle Macpherson and Mr David Furnish to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Over 500 ticketed guests attended including some of London’s A-List: Kevin Spacey, Natalie Imbruglia, and Jade Jagger. The MOVEFOR AIDS Exhibition then followed at the Getty Image Gallery.More →
Building on the success of the New York and London launches, MOVE FOR AIDS then traveled to Sydney to coincide with World AIDS Day. The event, held at spectacular Norman Foster Hall, was hosted by Sarah Murdoch and was attended by Sir Elton John and Baz Luhrmann. Proceeds raised in Sydney benefited The AIDS ...More →
Fall 2006 – Australian-born photographer, James Houston, released his fourth book, MOVE, with a foreward by actor Hugh Jackman. This book brings together photographs of over fifty dancers from leading American dance companies. With its striking black & white images, MOVE is a dynamic photographic essay capturing the raw energy and emotion of movement. ...More →
New York based filmmaker Richard LeMay has supported Houston throughout the whole MOVE FOR AIDS journey. Co-directors LeMay and Jason Brown shot many hours of film to capture the behind the scenes of the MOVE shoot. Focusing on the creative process and the various challenges posed to Houston throughout the shoot, LeMay & Brown managed to create ...More →
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