There is a certain satisfaction in helping someone kick-start their photography project.
Kickstarter is a wonderful website where photographers (amongst other mediums) can use it to help raise money to bring their project to fruition. It's a win for everyone, as in return for your backing, depending on how much you invest you will receive some form of product.
There are many reasons to show your support for a photography project, other than receiving goods because of it. It could be to help a worthwhile cause, support something you are passionate about, or simply to just help a fellow artist out.
To help get your investment juices flowing - here are 5 Kickstarter projects worth backing.
Known for his images of Liverpool during the 1980s and 90s, Rob Bremner's wonderful work is now being turned into a photo book. Brought to us by Bluecoat Press, you have the chance to help them reach their £8,000 target.
£25 will get you a signed copy of the hardback book. If you are feeling extra generous, back with £175 or more and you will get; A signed copy of the book, acknowledgment, and 8 8x10 signed prints.
Learn more about The Dash Between project here
This is a great project to help the future generation to get involved with photography. Launched by the EDM Foundation, the objective is to teach teenagers residing in the Camden area, both digital and analog photography. This will be an after-school programme aiming to start in late 2018.
Prints, postcards and high 5s are on offer in return for your investment. However, this is really something worth doing just to support the local kids!
Learn more about Camden Camera Cre8ivs below
Borderlands, brought to us by Phil Curry, is an exploration of both cultural and national identity. It is an opportunity to see how we recognise a change in location and societal norms.
The photography project will use landscape to identify where two nations become seperated, other than just the geographical border between them.
An interesting project, more so as nationalism is starting rise again throughout Europe.
Learn more about Borderlands and what you can get for your backing below:
This amazingly touching photo book documents the lives and attitudes of people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Created by Simon Wiffen, the book is made up of beautiful portraits and stories, from a wide range of people diagnosed with CF.
Your investment can bring this project to life. It can also get you a signed copy of the book, selected prints, and even your own personal photo shoot.
Megan Ogley has worked on this insightful and thought provoking project titled, Capability.
Documenting people with prosthetics or amputations, her work focuses on their strengths and capabilities.
Uncomfortable with the term - disability - the project highlights that those who are faced with perceived physical challenges can achieve many things in life.
The project goal is to turn the work into a photo book.
Support Megan and her work, as she travels the UK, meeting some truly inspiring people along the way.
Find more on Kickstarter
If you liked any of the projects above, then please do show your support. Even the smallest contribution can go along way!
Kickstarter has many more projects that may be of interest to you, so check them out!
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