TOM OF FINLAND’S 102nd BIRTHDAY PHOTO COMPETITION AND CHARITY AUCTION
SPONSORED BY TOM OF FINLAND VODKA
The artist Tom of Finland would have turned 102 on May 8, 2022. To celebrate his birthday, we are gathering iconic images celebrating various photographer’s interpretations of the Tom of Finland ethos, and auctioning them to raise money for the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation.
Each finalist photo will be posted here and released on social media. Two winners will be chosen – a Jury Winner chosen by a panel of judges, and an Audience Winner chosen by the public. Voting for the Audience Winner will take place June 23-30, 2022.
All the finalist photos will be available on the charity auction website Charitybuzz (www.charitybuzz.com) from June 23 through July 7. 100% of proceeds benefit Tom of Finland Foundation and support LGBTQ+ arts and expression.
For Photo Competition Official Rules click here.
FINALIST #1 Carlos Campos @carloscamposphoto
FINALIST #2 David Zimmerman @davidgzimmerman
FINALIST #3 Eric Wainwright @wainwrightimages
FINALIST #4 Jason Jackson @erotiese
FINALIST #5 Kevin McDermott @_kevinmcdermott_
FINALIST #6 Andrew Gleason @andrewmgleason
FINALIST #7 Kenneth Gruenholtz @gruenholtz
FINALIST #8 Kurtis Dallon @mrbradford7
ABOUT TOM OF FINLAND
From the perspective of art historians, Tom’s work had an effect on global culture unmatched by that of virtually any other artist. Tom’s work had a defining impact on the way gay men throughout the world were perceived and more importantly, how they perceived themselves. Tom’s work has, therefore, had a ripple effect throughout gay and straight culture, influencing lifestyle, political tolerance, design, fashion and art.
Tom’s work is in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, MOMA in New York,
SF MOMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and many more.
ABOUT TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
The non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation has been dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the erotic arts for three and a half decades. Today ToFF continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality.