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In my first book as a political activist and photographer, I am covering the last 100 days of elections, nation-wide.
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I want to tell the story of politics as a social, approachable activity, how I found it.  

Please support me in producing a distinctive photographic 10x8" (25x20cm) story-book you can own featuring images taken in the final 100 days of the 2012 elections in the US.  

The news will tell you all that is banal and disappointing and even hopeless about our politics,  but I have found there is always an inspiring narrative behind why people choose to band together and pool their efforts in the face of this.

If you sponsor this Kickstarter campaign you will be taking part in a spontaneous one-of-a-kind story about social politics in 2012.  It may well be your story already, and that's why I hope you will get involved.

The Last 100 days is meant to be a visual history of collective action in a depressing time.  

Along the way, I will post frequent updates for sponsors with observations (images and possibly video clips) on the events I am covering, and I will open up discussion-topics on the structure I am considering for the book as I accumulate images and the final story comes into view.  

Already booked are a shoot on a party being thrown on board an Amtrak train, The Carolinian, which will be en route to the Democratic National Committee Convention in Charlotte, NC.  I will roam the convention itself with a floor pass, and I will also document numerous celebrations, rallies, and field organizing days all over the North East.  I will cover speeches, fund-raisers, and all sorts of nitty gritty.  Lastly, I will cover Get Out The Vote, and Election Day itself to close the piece.

This book will feature my own brand of candid photography showcasing politics up close, whatever I can get at.  All sponsorship sought on this page will be directed towards printing and shipping costs for the production of a book via blurb.com.  I can and will run around and take the pictures on my own.  I need your help and your collective action to pull this together as a classy analog document of our times.  

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    With this reward, you will receive a personalized 5x7 photo print of your selection, either from the book itself or from any images I publish online (including ones of yourself, because I know you, maybe?) in my sponsor updates. As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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    With this reward you receive a personalized 8x10 photo print of your selection, either from the book itself or from any images I publish online (including ones of yourself, because I know you, maybe?) in my sponsor updates. As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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    With this reward, you receive one personalized copy of the book, and inclusion (optional) in the Special Thanks section within the book. As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    With this reward, you receive the book as per the $60 reward, but in addition, you get to "adopt" one page and give me some guidance or an assignment for that very page. In addition to my already-funded trip to the Democratic National Convention, I will be on any campaign trail I can sniff out for the next 100 days. You will receive an 8x10 personalized photo print of your selection, as per the $25 reward. As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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    With this reward, I will work on assignment for you at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and I will provide you with a minimum of one dozen digital photographs with your favorite people, rights-cleared for your use, worldwide, in perpetuity. You will be listed in the book (optionally) as a Convention Sponsor, and you will receive a personalized copy of the book, as per the $60 reward. As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    With this reward, I will work on assignment for you at the Democratic National Convention as per the $400 reward, but you may also "adopt" a page from that coverage as per the $150 reward. You will be listed in the book (optionally) as a Convention Sponsor, and you will receive a personalized copy of the book, as per the $60 reward and you will receive four (4) 8x10 photographs as per two times the $25 reward! As with all sponsors, you will have a chance to influence the discussion that goes into making the book.

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