A Beirut Explosion Tribute
Award winning NFT portraits with a social cause.
Meet the Artist
Victoria West is a master of photographic arts, an activist, a storyteller and an NFT artist. She's built a successful portrait studio business and brand over the last 13 years, and is an active member of the photographer community.
In 2021, Victoria made history after being named Portrait Photographer of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year in a row by the Professional Photographers of Canada. She's also been selected to represent Canada in the World Photographic Cup in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and brought home a bronze medal in 2019.
THE NFT DROPS
August 4th, 2021
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, exploded, causing at least 218 deaths, 7,500 injuries, and US$15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless.
The blast was also felt across Turkey, Syria, Israel, Palestine, parts of Europe, and was heard in Cyprus, more than 240 km (150 mi) away. It was detected by the United States Geological Survey as a seismic event of magnitude 3.3, and is considered one of the most powerful artificial non-nuclear explosions in history.
These two tribute images were created a short time after the explosion by myself and a Lebanese Belly Dancer. 25% of the proceeds will go to the "Beirut Explosions – Support for Crisis-Affected Children in Lebanon"
Each NFT is a high resolutional digital file, with personal printing rights. Collectors will have the option of having a professional print, 20" or smaller shipped to them.