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Deborah Samuel Moving Pictures 40th anniversary photo collection in support of Grapes for Humanity

Wed, Dec 15, 2021@2:28PM | comments

UPDATE - 2/14@4:00PM: NOTE: the sale will end on Wednesday, Feburary 16 at 5PM EST. Full details here.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have just announced a new collaboration with Moving Pictures photographer Deborah Samuel in support of the Grapes for Humanity charity. The Deborah Samuel collection of photographs from Rush's iconic Moving Pictures album is now available for purchase via a newly-launched website at From the website:

Welcome to the Deborah Samuel Collection of photographs celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the album Moving Pictures. This collection contains a curated selection of alternative front and back album cover images, and a series of photographs of Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from the same period. Incredibly, these Moving Pictures photographs have remained unseen for 40 years, and are now being unveiled for the first time to help a worthy cause, Grapes for Humanity.

Grapes for Humanity is pleased to work with the Genius 100 Foundation (G100) Gift of Sight Campaign in partnership with Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP). These groups are working to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in low to middle income countries.

Proceeds from the sale of this special anniversary collection of photographs will provide the funds necessary to perform as many sight restoring surgeries ($125USD per) as possible for those in need in various under-resourced regions around the globe where HCP has operations.

The website also includes these comments from Alex Lifeson:

I clearly remember the day Deborah Samuel set up for this series of Moving Pictures photographs. Jumping around in the dark with a bright strobe flashing away was disorienting to say the least, but the results fit so well with the album concept and I loved the final photos she produced. I'm thrilled to revisit them and make these prints available in support of Grapes For Humanity.

To browse the entire collection and purchase prints, visit the website at