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RAW Newsletter - Issue #8

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TL;DR
  • Check out the story behind Buscando a Bolívar, one of our latest acquisitions.
  • We are in the process of making our second ad hoc acquisition using the Scout system.
  • Fill out our non-member survey for a chance to win a full RAW membership!
  • Join us for our next Twitter Space with artists Ella Barnes and Summer Wagner this Thursday July 14th at 4pm EDT
Spotlight
In this issue’s Spotlight section, we bring you the story behind one of the selected collections from Community Curation Season 04: Buscando a Bolívar by Pietro Paolini.
Bolivia#03, by Pietro Paolini
Bolivia#03, by Pietro Paolini
Paolini was born in Florence, Italy in 1981, graduating from the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence in 2005. In 2004, he started to pursue his interest in the South American reality, focusing on the new socialist countries: Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela.
For many years he has divided his time between his home country and South America, a continent on which he has chosen to base most of his photographic research. Paolini was previously working on long-term assignments for magazines in Venezuela. In 2009 he started working on a book project, Buscando a Bolívar, traveling through Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela until 2014.
These photographs were made in times of extreme violence and instability for these three countries, and through his work Paolini tried to open a space in which polarized views could co-exist through storytelling. Rather than focusing solely on the instability narrative, the images in Buscando a Bolívar also represent the complexity of these nations and their histories.
We are happy to announce that Bolivia #03 has been added to RAW DAO’s ever-growing collection.
NFT Photography Roundup
📈 Top Photography NFTs by Volume (Last 30 Days):
1) DrifterShoot’s “Where My Vans Go” ➡️ 376.85 ETH
2) Justin Aversano “Twin Flames” ➡️ 191.00 ETH
3) Quantum-Art-Curator “Quantum Unlocked” ➡️ 126.32 ETH
💎 Collections With the Highest Floor Prices:
1) Justin Aversano “Twin Flames” ➡️ 100.00 ETH floor
2) DrifterShoot’s “Where My Vans Go” ➡️ 48.00 ETH floor
3) Justin Aversano “Smoke and Mirrors” ➡️ 29.69 ETH floor
🤝 Notable Trades: Here are some notable trades that went through on the last 15 days:
  • Blue Marcia & Millie Biggs - sold for 115.00 ETH
  • Where My Vans Go #66 - sold for 49.00 ETH
  • Where My Vans Go #32 - sold for 40.00 ETH
  • Smoke and Mirrors #26 - sold for 37.00 ETH
Community Bulletin
🖼 Community Curation Season 04: Season 04 has been finalized and the following works were chosen by the RAW community:
Newsstand 068 by Trevor Traynor
Opening by Ella Barnes
Bolivia#03 by Pietro Paolini
📸 Ad Hoc Acquisition: This month, our Scout team has triggered a poll for an Ad Hoc Acquisition for the second time ever. With approval by the RAW community, we will be acquiring the chosen works this week and announcing them next week.
🎙RAW Review: Episode 3 of our podcast is now live! Our guest Carlo Van de Roer spoke with co-hosts Brileigh and Matthew about the story behind the RAW logo, developments at Satellite Lab, and much more. Tune in to the episode on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
📄 RAW Surveys: Haven’t joined RAW DAO yet? Let us know more about you in our non-member survey for a chance to win a full RAW membership!
💰 Compensation Model: A proposal for updates to the current Compensation Model is now live on Snapshot for voting. All changes to the current system are highlighted in this document. Cast your vote until Sunday July 17th at 11am EDT.
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