Since the incorporation of the Esopus Foundation Ltd. in 2003, we have asked contemporary artists to create limited editions that we offer in exchange for donations. Revenue from these artworks allows us to continue our mission of providing an unmediated, accessible forum for artists and the general public.

These limited editions are not for sale; therefore, a portion of their value is tax-deductible per the Internal Revenue Code. Donors will receive an email receipt for their records.



Richard Misrach is an internationally renowned photographer. The Berkeley-based artist is best known for his continuing Desert Cantos series, which began in 1979. His other series include Golden Gate and On the Beach. Misrach’s work has been the subject of numerous monographs, including Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West, which garnered the PEN Center West Award in 1991. Represented by San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery, he has exhibited widely, and his photographs have been acquired by major museums in the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the American Institute of Graphic Arts selected Border Cantos, a chapter of Desert Cantos, for its “50 Books | 50 Covers” competition.