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RAW Newsletter - Issue #4

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The best information on NFT photography out there.

TL;DR
  • A new grail is now part of our collection. Take a deeper look into Bikes of Burden #1. Chicken and Ducks.
  • In this issue, we’ll share some stats on the NFT Photography space.
  • Check out the collections selected for the last round of our Community Curation.
  • The RAW Review is out! Come listen to the first episode of our podcast.
Spotlight
In this issues’ Spotlight section we are going to learn more about Bikes of Burden by founding artist Hans Kemp, one of our latest acquisitions.
Bikes of Burden #1, Chicken and Ducks. Hans Kemp
Bikes of Burden #1, Chicken and Ducks. Hans Kemp
In Vietnam the motorbike is the main mode of transport, not only for people but for every imaginable and unimaginable product and produce. Without the motorbike the economy would grind to a halt.
The Bikes of Burden Collection presents in 130 images a photographic record of life in modern-day Vietnam. The series was produced and made into a book in 2003, with later images made in 2010-2011. Since then, Hans Kemp’s cult classic photobook Bikes of Burden has sold well over 100,000 copies in 4 languages, generating a global fan-base for these amazing bikes.
Bikes of Burden was in the Asian Art Biennial and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts acquired 12 large prints for its permanent collection. Prints also found their way into offices and homes through the world, gathering fans who had never even visited the country.
In the foreword of the first edition, Kemp wrote about how he feared bikes would eventually disappear from Vietnamese roads, making way to cars and other modes of transport. Almost 20 years have now passed, and though much of that has come true, motorbikes have shown their resiliency and remain ingrained in Vietnamese culture.
Now the bikes have accelerated into the NFT space. The piece acquired by RAW was the image that Kemp chose as the cover of his book, enriching our collection with a gem that is famous worldwide.
NFT Photography Roundup
📈 Top Photography NFTs by Volume (7 Day Average):
1) Justin Aversano “Twin Flames” ➡️ 164.99 ETH (+106.24%)
2) DrifterShoot’s “Where My Vans Go” ➡️ 75 ETH (+2.41%)
3) Women Unite - 10k Assemble ➡️ 35.24 ETH (+34.37%)
💎 Collections With the Highest Floor Prices:
1) Justin Aversano “Twin Flames” ➡️ 111 ETH floor
2) DrifterShoot’s “Where My Vans Go” ➡️ 46 ETH floor
3) Justin Aversano “Smoke and Mirrors” ➡️ 25 ETH floor
🤝 Notable Trades: Here are some notable trades that went through on the last 15 days:
  • Twin Flames #86 - sold for 99.99 ETH
  • Twin Flames #23 - sold for 80 ETH
  • Where My Vans Go #121 - sold for 75 ETH
  • Twin Flames #65 - sold for 65 ETH
🧸 Crypto Bear Market: Everyone is keeping up with the recent market downturn, but bear markets can give collector DAOs an edge:
  • funds available to snipe paperhanded grails
  • long-term theses unaffected by fluctuations
  • collaborative environment to build around shared conviction
  • opportunities for members to earn despite slow markets
We’re ready.
Community Bulletin
🖼 Community Curation: In the second round of our Community Curation, pieces from 4 collections were acquired by RAW:
Bikes of Burden by Hans Kemp
Urban Anomalies by Ben Zank
Color Block Party by Yener Torun
Carousel Curated by Obscura
🏙 NFT.NYC: RAW DAO is planning a surprise event during NFT.NYC! If you’d like to be in the loop, fill out this form and we’ll get in touch.
🎙RAW Review Podcast: The first episode of the RAW Review is out! Listen to the conversation between founding artist Justin Aversano and co-hosts Brileigh and Matthew. New episodes will be released monthly, stay tuned!
💻 RAW DAO forum: We have set a up a Discourse forum for RAW DAO which will serve as a new place for in-depth discussions. Follow the instructions found in the #📃 | governance channel and sign up!
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