I aim to produce an eBook of this story with video, audio, photographs and a full text, about mentally-ill women learning photography .
This is the inside story of an invisible place, an inner-city shelter for transient, mentally-ill women. I was hired as a recreation worker to teach photography to this hidden population. Every day for a year, I took three subway transfers between my apartment in Manhattan and a place that some would consider the belly of the beast of hopelessness.
Since I worked at the shelter, I have been writing a book, with photographs by the women and myself, audio collected at the shelter, and a video that chronicles my year called Crazy and Proud. My goal is to produce a new eBook, my second, which will build on the popularity of my first book, Twitch and Shout, (Penguin 1998), and the earlier Emmy-nominated documentary of the same name.
Funds will be used to hire a computer expert to launch the full eBook with the now completed material. See www.crazyandproud.com
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Jan 19, 2012 - Feb 18, 2012 (30 days)
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A symbolic thank you for helping to support the project.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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Listing of your name on the web site acknowledgements for the book.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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A hard copy of the eBook and acknowledgement on the project web site.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A personalized acknowledgement on the web site and a hard copy of the eBook signed by the author.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A listing on the web site as a Patron of the project, and a signed hard copy of the eBook.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed, original silver gelatin print from the eBook.Estimated delivery: May 2012