Project Acworth is a Photographic Conversation with downtown Acworth, Georgia. - "Local People, Local Stories, One Community"
“Local People, Local Stories, One Community”
Ok, So what exactly is Project Acworth?
BrettMayPhotography and the TenPixelGroup are putting together a project to showcase the City of Acworth in a new way. We are photographing individuals throughout main street Acworth, GA to share with all of you.
How many times do we actually get to meet the chef at our favorite restaurant or the mechanic that does the work on your car? We don't always get to know people like our Barbers might get to know us, but this Project will be a great way to meet some of the wonderful people that make up the the City of Acworth.
The goal of Project Acworth is really just to give the Comunnity of Acworth a Face and a Voice to share. Acworth is a culturally rich city filled with great food, wonderful people, and an exciting history spanning across several generations. This Project will be a Visual Celebration of the past & present generations, and those to come... Help us Celebrate!
What is it going to look like?
We are shooting some really cool Black&White portraits of the people in Acworth. We are then going publish them to a custom designed website along with their stories about how they've came to live in Acworth and what this town means to them. We are looking at photographing 50-to-60 individuals for this project. Its going to take two-to-three months to photograph all these people and interview them. Once we have all the content done, it's going to the guys over at the TenPixelGroup for the web development.
Once everything is up and ready to share with the world we are planning to release everything with a Gallery Show at Gallery 4463. The Show is tentatively scheduled for the beginning of October. We are inviting Artist from all over the city to be apart of this show by creating their own work that Celebrates Acworth. The picture below shows what the gallery prints are going to look like. They are going to be huge 20x30 prints, and we are stoked to share them with you.
This is just a little teaser of what its going to look like. We want to photograph people in a simplistic way, but still create an image that people can relate to. Shooting on a simple white background rids us of any extra mess and allows us to focus on the actual person and who they are.
How you can be apart of ProjectAcworth...
First, we really need funds to pull off this project. A lot of Project Acworth is coming from our own pockets, but we really need help getting the rest of the way there. So check out the incentives and donate whatever you can. Every penny counts and we can't thank you enough for your support. You are Awesome!
Second, we could really use your help filling the rest of our "Shot List" (A.K.A. the list of people we are photographing). We have about 75% of the list created already, but if you know of anyone you think would be a great story to incorporate into ProjectAcworth; please send us a message at email@example.com. We will definitely put them on our list of people we are considering to put in this project. Unfortunately, we can not put everyone into Project Acworth because there is only so much our small team of people can physically do, but we definitely want your input. So, drop us a message and sa hi!
The BIGGEST way you can help with Project Acworth is to talk to other people about it. The more buzz we can generate about Project Acworth the more people will want to know about it, and the more we can bring people in to help us. So follow us on FaceBook and Twitter. Also check out the current project page at http://projectacworth.com/, and email us with any suggestions or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
YOU ARE THE COOLEST PERSON EVER!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 21, 2012.
Feb 21, 2012 - Mar 22, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
We are going to give you a virtual High-5 and a Thank you Email for being so Awesome! Every penny counts. Your also invited to the gallery show opening in October! So be there.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Above+ A Digital Photopack of some of the work from the project and your name goes on the ProjectAcworth Website as a Kickstarter Backer!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Above+ A PDF Digital book of ProjectAcworth. You'll get to see all the photography and how we did it!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Above+ We will mail you a 8x10 Photographic print and a ProjectAcworth sticker pack. Everybody loves Stickers! ;-)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Above+ You'll get to wear some ProjectAcworth SWAG... with a Project T-shirt. How Awesome is that!?!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Above+ You are going to get mentioned in a special section on the Project Acworth website as one of the coolest people ever!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Your going to get a signed 5x7 Gallery Bamboo print from ProjectAcworth like the prints that are going to be in the Gallery Show! These things are AWESOME!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
If you are Super cool you'll get a Limited-Edition Book of ProjectAcworth printed by AsukaBooks. There is not a book printing service out there that can match these guys in quality!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Ok, so your are Super Awesome and you want to go the extra mile! You will get a signed 20x 30in Bamboo Gallery Show Print from the show, and you'll get a grab-bag kit from some of the other incentives!!!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012