It’s always a good time to show your support for Planned Parenthood and all that it does on both the national and local levels to meet the health and sex-education needs of millions of people. On November 20, however, those who will be in the Los Angeles area will have a special opportunity to not only help raise money for this essential organization but also enjoy the incredible work of photographer Maggie West. She’ll be presenting portraits from her “Stand 2018” series at an event to benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
West tells Allure, “I took portraits of L.A.-based creatives, including models, musicians, actors, and all kinds of cool people who stand with and support Planned Parenthood.” She continues, “Those portraits are going to be unveiled in a giant installation, and 100 percent of our proceeds from the ticket sales at the door are going directly to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.”
Among those photographed for the series are familiar faces like Brooklyn 99‘s Stephanie Beatriz and Riverdale‘s Hayley Law, as well as some of West’s own friends. You’ll notice the series features a diverse group of folks, as West wanted to make sure the portraits represented those who benefit from the services offered by Planned Parenthood, and the organization serves plenty of people other than cisgender women.