Creating a visual documentary of New England farmers by celebrating their hard work, passion and commitment through photographs.
My name is Kimberly Peck, and I am an organic free-range photographer from the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. I am so excited to launch my Locally Known project here on Kickstarter, and I can’t wait to share my photography with you! First, I want to thank you, dear reader and video watcher, for taking interest in my project, and thank you to Kickstarter for this awesome site to make this project pitch!
Manning Hill Farm, Winchester NH
My project, Locally Known: a photographic celebration of our local farmers, will connect farmers and communities through the narrative of documentary photography. Farms are the backbone of New England ~ Being raised in a small Vermont town with many family-owned farms, I naturally gravitate to farms and a down-to-earth approach to living. I love the beauty of farm life, the ever-evolving, deeply-rooted connection between human, animal and plant. Inspired by its historical tradition, a profound respect for the locally grown, and my own artistic desire, Locally Known will take you on a visual journey through the foods and farms of New England, chronicling the stories of the farmers and celebrating their hard work, passion & commitment through the power of photographs.
In 2011, I began photo journaling local farms in the hopes of illuminating both the local food resources available in the community as well as the folks behind the amazing food on our dinner plates. The response received from this regularly-featured series was phenomenal and the demand to look wider and deeper has been heard. As a result, I am looking to expand both the region and scope of my work, continuing to capture the delightfully diverse stories of farms & food in New England and sharing them with an ever-growing audience.
Farmer John's Plot, Dublin NH
Where will your money go?
For the past year, Locally Known has been completely self-funded and very much a labor of love. Since its inception in 2011, I have been able to photograph over 20 farms, and your support will aid me in the enthusiastic continuation of Locally Known and its work. It is my goal to not only photograph more farms and meet more farmers, but to create & organize regional exhibitions of my work as well as design & publish the Locally Known coffee table/art book and Locally Known Calendar full of captivating photographs from this project. The calendar and the book are offered as a thank you to contributors over $100, and they will also be available for purchase. By backing my project, you will be helping me to successfully create & continue my Locally Known series, and, as an extra special treat, you will receive my original art in one form or another!
With your generous backing, I will be able to:
1 - Photograph, interview & document additional farms during the 2012 growing season
2 - Travel further to local farms, both in New Hampshire & the surrounding New England area.
3 - Create & organize regional exhibitions of the photographs
4 - Hire a local graphic designer, design & publish a limited edition Locally Known coffee table/art book, featuring my photographs & interviews from the Locally Known farms & farmers, plus original recipes using local New England ingredients.
5 - Hire a local graphic designer, design & publish a 2013 Locally Known 12-month calendar, using photographs from the series. Each farm in the calendar will have their name & location listed.
By backing my project, you become an integral component to the creation of my art and this project. I welcome any form of support, even just helping to spread the word about my project to people who might be interested in contributing would be super! And please know that small contributions are just as important as large ones. If by JUNE 18 I have met (or surpassed) my funding goal, the money will be transferred to me so that I can start work on my project. If I haven't reached my funding goal by JUNE 18, your account will not be charged and the project will not be able to move forward.With my deepest and most sincere appreciation, thank you for watching my video & reading this campaign ~ and thank you, thank you for helping me to put my art out into the world! Many thanks & gratitude to Devon Clough for her amazing video & musical talent, and to Dan & Ruth Holmes at Sunnyfield Farm for an incredible afternoon at their wonderful farm. And, of course, a big thank you to Kickstarter for providing the space to launch my campaign!
Great question! Here is the answer: $4500 for the design, publication & distribution of the Calendar & the Coffee Table Art Book, plus the cost of prints, frames and travel for regional exhibits. $1000 for Kickstarter & Amazon Fees, plus shipping rewards to my happy contributors. $1500 for me to travel & photograph New England farms, plus the time to edit photographs, archive photographs & create the calendar & book. **Please keep in mind that the farms I photograph, and have photographed, have not paid me in any way to document their farms. They receive absolutely free marketing through my project. I have not received any money for my Locally Known project - it has been self-funded since the beginning, even when it was in the local newspaper. They did not pay me, nor put me on the payroll, to run my Locally Known series. This has been a purely self-funded labor of love :)
pledged of $7,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 3, 2012.
May 18, 2012 - Jun 18, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Personal recognition & thank you on my website.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
The above, plus a handwritten thank you postcard using an image from Locally Known.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above, plus one signed 5x7 fine art print (your choice from the Locally Known gallery).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
One signed, mounted and matted 8x10 fine art print (your choice from the Locally Known gallery), my sincere thanks, a handwritten thank you postcard & personal recognition on my website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
One signed copy of the 2013 Locally Known calendar, one signed 5x7 fine art print (your choice from the Locally Known gallery), my most joyful of thanks, the thank you postcard & personal recognition on my website.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $150 or more
One signed copy of the 2013 Locally Known calendar, plus one signed, mounted & matted 8x10 fine art print (your choice from from the Locally Known gallery), my even-bigger sincere thanks, the smile-producing thank you postcard & personal recognition on my website with your name in bold letters.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $250 or more
One signed copy of the limited edition Locally Known art book, one signed copy of the 2013 Locally Known calendar, a happy handwritten thank you notecard and personal recognition on my website with a happy face by your name.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Two signed copies of the 2013 Locally Known calendar, one signed & personally inscribed copy of the Locally Known art book, the happy thank you postcard, personal recognition on my website with happy stars by your name, plus the satisfaction & good karma of supporting local art & local farms.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013