• Kickstarter Obsession – Photography

    by  • 10/19/2009 • art • 0 Comments

    Three photographic projects that even fit together nicely in theme, and one large music project that needs a bit more attention in the next month and a half.

    Photography first

    A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA LEFT BEHIND: A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF AMERICAN TOWNS AND SPACES $1429/3000, 42 days to go

    I have fallen for small town America and the things left behind. I use a term in Latin called “res nullius”, meaning: An object or place that is left behind and ownerless. So, in a sense, I am claiming ownership with a photographic plate, attempting to portray a place and time that I see. Displaying a “truth” thru a frame – a photograph, a decisive moment.

    insideout brazil 2010 $745/2400, 73 days to go

    This is where I need YOUR help. Kickstart my first stop to Brasil, where for over 20 years the Movimento Sem Terra (Brazil’s social Landless Workers Movement) has successfully occupied unused land where they have established cooperative farms, constructed houses, schools etc. and of course there are the famous favelas of Rio.

    Floating Doctors $510/500, 13 days to go

    Proceeds donated go to the final preparations to their sail boat, medical supplies, equipment. In exchange, the team’s photographer will provide photos and documentation

    Floating Doctors is the world’s first globally mobile medical team to utilize a green energy platform—the expedition sailboat Southern Wind—to deliver medical relief to thousands of people in the most remote coastal areas of the world. Through preventative medicine and education, Floating Doctors will leave no carbon footprint, but only long lasting health benefits in her wake.

    Music Next

    I know, I’ve mentioned it before, but this is the one project that I’m following that’s going to have the hardest time completing funding, as the price is high at $20,000 – even a couple bucks could help Kim Boekbinder record her album. Sticking in the low $2000 for a bit now, and 42 days to go.

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