Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saving Nemory

Fundraiser for Medical Expenses for my 
assistant in Mali, Nemory Keita

Embrace, 2009, Mali

This is a "Studio Special" unlike any other. Yes: it is designed to inspire a new generation of collectors to start buying photography and now, it is also designed to save Nemory. To achieve this goal, I am offering limited edition photographs at a reserved price.

All the proceeds that are generated will be used to provide medical care for my assistant Nemory in Africa.

Select any 11” x 14” gelatin silver print for only $500. (Photographs in this format and are regularly priced through galleries at $1200). These 11" x 14" gelatin silver prints are limited to an edition of  only five! All the prints are signed, dated and numbered on the back. Be the first and get #1/5 of your favorite photograph!

Please forward, share and help save Nemory.

If you'd like to contribute a smaller amount, please go to the campaign site:

Thank you so much for your participation.

Select your favorite print from one of the following series:

To place your order please email Elisabeth Sunday 

Thank you!


Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking a look at this. Normally, I would not reach out, but this is quite urgent and I am turning to my photography community for help.

I am writing to you on behalf of Nemory Keita. I just got off Skype with him in Bamako. 

Nemory is one of the most funny, jovial and outgoing individuals you'll ever encounter. He's the one with the deep infectious laugh that gets the whole group going until everyone is in tears clutching their sides. This has certainly been my experience. 

Nemory became my photography assistant starting in 2000 and worked with me on my location shoots in Mali and Ghana until 2011. He recently helped my daughter on her senior project, "Women in Islam." He has remained a close and loyal friend.

Nemory is a single father raising four children: Ages 8 - 16 years. He has tirelessly supported them first working as a tour guide and assistant to various creatives, then with the drop in tourism, he began a small business that provides a modest income for his family.

Recently Nemory has become very, very ill and I am trying to save his life by getting him medical care in Dakar, Senegal. The Malian health care system is beyond broken. There is no reasonable care for him there. We must get him to Dakar where there is state of the art health care and treatment. 
He is in pain and lost too much weight. Time is of the essence.

The immediate goal is two roundtrip tickets to Dakar, (one for him and his son to help out) hospital admission and funds for treatment and medication. Also needed are funds for lodging.

We are trying to raise an immediate $5,000 and I've launched a gofundme campaign to facilitate that effort.

Any amount you would like to contribute would be most appreciated. 

Thank you so much for anything you can put together for Nemory.

All the Best,


Friday, February 20, 2015


49 Geary Street, San Francisco


E L I S A B E T H   S U N D A Y

Mystics and Healers
March 5th- April 11

Reception: 5:30 - 8:00

Receiving Grace, Balinese Priestess, Indonesia, 1995
30" x 40" archival pigment print
Edition 10

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Palm Springs Photography Festival

I am very excited to be invited to give a

seminar on:


Trance-Healer, Bali, 1995
30" x 40" archival pigment print

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photo LA

Our Booth at PHOTO LA

Thank you to everyone who came by the booth and bought a book and picked out favorites for purchase. I hope my work finds its way to your homes. 

And special thanks to Stephen Cohen and Claudia James Bartlette for a great fair!



Left: Passion, Anointed, Origin
Right: Opening the Heart, The Listening, Dreamer and Desert Prayer
bronze of EMERGE on the table.

Left: Lifeline, group of small images
Right: Anima #2, Passion, Anointed

One, Reflection, Brothers, Born, Salvation, Games and Whisper
Left: Origin (me!)
Right: Opening the Heart and The Listening
Animus #2, The Given, Emerge (and Sahara)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Photo LA

Thank you

….to everyone who attended my talk on the "Collector's Circle" and getting your work funded at Photo LA today. You were a great audience and have let me know what else I need to include in the upcoming book, "The Collector's Circle: getting your fine art photography funded."

As artists, we are essential to culture and human history and deserve to make a living. I hope sharing my business model with you will help you on your way to establishing your own "Collector's Circle."

I'm available for consults by appointment: just email me and set up a time to chat. I'm excited to hear your progress.

Please visit the site: The Collector's Circle

All the best, and good luck!


Monday, January 5, 2015

photo la 2015

Please join me at photo la in booth 421

I will be exhibiting with Thomas V. Meyer Fine Art. We will be showing a couple of the large format Anima and Animus prints. The Mystics photographs will be on view as well and of course, the Africa photographs along with a few surprises!

Please join me for the Collector's Circle Symposium
Sunday, January 18th at 1:30-3:00

Elisabeth Sunday
The Collector's Circle
Getting your work funded

Elisabeth Sunday developed a business model designed to support herself as an emerging fine art photographer and she maintains this practice now through midcareer.
She calls it, "The Collector's Circle" and it's made up of three tiers: collectors, donors and sponsors. Her business model has successfully funded over two dozen international field expeditions and has allowed her work to be collected by
museums across the country. The donor tier of the Collector's Circle offers an affordable alternative for collectors seeking to support an artist through purchases that will later be donated to a museum for tax purposes. These funding techniques provide the quality of long term support that can usher an emerging fine art photographer into the next stage of their career. During the discussion Elisabeth Sunday along with fine art appraiser Stacy Roman will share their knowledge of fundraising and the gifting process. Stacy Roman is a licensed fine art appraiser and is intricately familiar with current tax law and the gifting process.

Elisabeth Sunday photographs indigenous peoples from around the world, primarily in Africa.
She uses the technique of "Mirror Photography" to create surreal, spiritual and deeply personal
collaborations with tribal people. Her work has been widely shown and is in museum collections
including the LACMA, The Houston Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Corcoran Collection.

Tickets - $10

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This Season

Receiving Grace (c) 1995
Balinese Healer-Priestess
30" x 35" Archival Pigment Print
Edition 15
“Grace comes from the human heart.  

All those who pray everyday to heal the world, 

shower us all with Grace. 

In meditation, 

after you've closed your eyes for a while, 

you may want to open your hands, palms up, 

to receive the light of the Divine. 

Fill yourself with this light and be guided through your life.”

Manku Gunung Sari, Bali, 1995

From the Mystics and Healers portfolios and interviews. Available on the new 2015 Collector's Circle.