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Sunday, 9 August 2009

I find this heartbreaking

Kate Moss by Corinne Day for Dutch Magazine, 2001. This second run is currently available for purchase.

Photographer Corrine Day’s iconic images of a young Croydon teenager on the cover of The Face launched the career of one of the most famous supermodels ever. What most people don’t know is that Corinne has been battling brain cancer for the last 10 years. Here’s a letter from Corinne’s friends who are desperately trying to raise funds for her treatment, with a limited edition run of Kate Moss prints.

“You may not know but 10 years ago Corinne was diagnosed with a tumor on her brain. She has endured years of surgery and treatment which has proven unsuccessful. She has suffered heartbreak and hardship and as she has not been able to work for the past year, she has exhausted all her finances. Her only option to continue battling this severe illness is specialist treatment in Arizona which has a very high success rate. If Corinne does not get this treatment there is no hope for her.

The treatment is very expensive and we have all come together to try to raise the money needed which is in the realms of £100,000. There is no time left and we have to find funds for her in the next 2 weeks.

We are offering you the opportunity to purchase this unique image at the special price of £100. This will raise some of the money towards the treatment. The condition of purchase is that the print will not be purchased for re-sale. It is for your personal enjoyment and therefore sales will be on a first come first served basis. Specifically you may not sell or offer for sale the print on any internet or website auction or through any commercial gallery or outlet for the period of three years, expiring 31st July 2012.

We do hope you can all contribute to ‘Save the Day’ and help keep this wonderful groundbreaking photographer alive and healthy. Corinne is a very big and important part of our industry and we know you will all want to be involved in saving her.”

Kate Moss by Corinne Day. First run, sold out last week.

“We do hope that you can purchase this new limited edition and tell your friends. If you wish to donate more to Corinne please let Emily know. We will be releasing another print in September, October and December for Christmas which will be the final one. Please email or call on +44 (0)20 7333 0888 to purchase. Cash and credit card transactions only. 4% surcharge for credit card transactions. Postage applicable to orders outside of London.

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