a creative foundation for change
Founded in 2006 by Robert Kent, a successful stock and commercial photographer, Compassionate Eye Foundation is a unique and successful entity based on the idea that the creative community and its supporters can and want to make a difference in the world.
Seeing and feeling a need for a way to give back, Kent approached his representative at Getty Images with the idea of a foundation based on a clear mission and a unique royalty based funding model. He felt the idea was a no brainer.
On one day a year, he and many others would shoot a series of images, those images would be submitted to Getty Images and a portion of the royalties from their sale would go to fund the foundation’s mission. A win-win situation was launched.
Over the past 10 years, Compassionate Eye Foundation has hosted stock photography shoots by creative professionals in cities across the UK and North America. The royalties generated by those shoots has funded education, health and sustainable economic development projects in 10 countries in the developing world.