"We are Obama" is a portrait series of Obama supporters from around the country to show support in this years upcoming election.
In 2008, I set out to prove through a modest 30 image portrait series that there was a deep diversity to Obama's supporters. The series quickly grew into 500 individual portraits, the website received over 2.5 million hits in under 3 weeks, and a book was produced.
Americans of every race, religion, gender, and age stood up for a leader who shared their views in the upcoming election, summing up their feelings in three words: "i am Obama". My goal was to create and share a positive message of diversity and unity. The series was viewed all over the world via the site, being shared by its participates, friends, friends of friends and complete strangers.
I wish to continue this project with another series entitled "We are Obama." This time I want to take my photography across the country, and truly get an amazing cross section of the American people who still believe that President Obama is the right vehicle for positive change in this country.
I wish to travel the country over the course of 6 weeks, starting in August, shooting in blue states, red states, and battle ground states. The money raised will go entirely to production cost to get this project going! I will be maintaining a website that will be constantly updated with travel days, locations, and images from the project as i complete them. I want to dive into this project again, taking pictures of more amazing, real people and then sharing that with whoever has an interest!
"One of the big things I remember from the original project is that it was fun. The shoots were fun because people were excited and happy - not just to be there and to be photographed, but to meet and talk with other Obama supporters. It was very positive. There was a really fun aspect to being a part of the project. I think it would be great to mention that. " - Angie Ottinger
I would hope, much like the last project, that these portraits will strike a chord with people and motivate them to get out there and vote in the next election.
Please join me in supporting the arts, and more importantly, sending a positive and compelling message!
Follow the Project on:
The website : www.weareobamaproject.com
Follow on Tumblr: www.weareobama.tumblr.com
Follow on Instagram: weareobama
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pledged of $30,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 29, 2012.
May 30, 2012 - Jun 29, 2012 (30 days)
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You will receive a thank you email! You will also be added to the news emailer and receive updates with details about the shooting locations and images from the project!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Same as Reward #1...and... you'll be able to view the bloopers reel from the making of the video for this project!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Same as Reward #1 + #2 and... You will receive a limited edition 8x10 print. An image from this project!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Same as Reward #1, #2 + #3 and... You will receive a beautifully printed limited small book of some of my favorite images from the project, signed and numbered.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Same as Reward #1, #2, #3, + #4 ...plus! You will receive a signed copy of the New Book!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Same as Reward #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5...plus! The original book!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Same as Reward #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 + #6...plus! I will go to a town or city of your choice and shoot there!!! Bring as many people as you can! This is a great way to get involved!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012