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On Behalf of HONY, the Internet Rounds Out YMCA Donations

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Image via Brandon Stanton/Facebook

In case you missed it, street photographer Brandon Stanton—who publishes portraits on his site Humans of New Yorkfound out that DKNY used his images in a Bangkok store window without permission (or compensation). He had previously refused an offer from the brand, feeling that they had low-balled him for his work. Upon finding out that they used his images anyway, he asked that they donate $100k to the Bed-Stuy YMCA in his name. The donation would be enough funding to send 300 kids to summer camp for two weeks.

DKNY wound up donating $25,000. Noting that it was, "nice," Stanton opened an IndieGogo account to see if he couldn't raise the remaining $75,000. As of this morning, there has been nearly $60k in donations, with just under two days to go. If you want in on the action, you can donate here.
· Let's Send Kids To YMCA Summer Camp [IndieGogo]
· DKNY's Donation to the Bed-Stuy YMCA Will Send Kids to Camp [Racked NY]
· Blogger Demands DKNY Repay Photo Theft With YMCA Donation [Racked]

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