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A World Travelling Gallery Show featuring creative luminaries alongside individuals with Parkinson's.
A World Travelling Gallery Show featuring creative luminaries alongside individuals with Parkinson's.
152 backers pledged $9,620 to help bring this project to life.

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100% REACHED! BONUS REWARDS UNLOCKED: A special Illuminate Parkinson's sticker for every backer above the $25 level! Also check out our new reward tiers: limited edition print of ten, signed by actress Stephanie Leonidas!

We are blessed to have the support of some wonderful designers, who have pledged their support in the best way possible; with glorious outfits!

An amazing parachute gown donated to the project by British designer Rachel Freire for women and a one of a kind trench coat by rockstar mavens Junker Designs for the men!


NEW FUNDING GOAL: $12,000! Thanks so much to everyone who supported us in getting to our 8K goal! Because of this, we're aiming even higher! Every dollar above our initial project costs will go to planning MORE gallery shows, as well as printing more books and photography prints to sell at those shows. We've already had confirmations at El Paso Museum of Art, and are in negotiations with a second secret LA venue to show the work around the world. If we hit our new funding goal, every backer (above the Starter Pack level) will get an extra special reward from me and Becky! Tell your friends, post to Facebook, and we'll be posting some behind the scenes sneak peeks soon!

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Hi, my name is Allan, and I'm a commercial photographer. Inspired by my best friend Becky, I'm creating a travelling gallery show and photo book documenting individuals with Parkinson's.  Becky has had Parkinson's since she was 29, which surprised and appalled me enough to want to create this series of photos documenting young Parkinson's sufferers. A few fancy faces I'd already counted among my clients were similarly inspired and decided to pitch in: thus far we have shot such luminaries as Terry Gilliam, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman and Kevin Smith, with more to come, all jumping in to help illuminate this condition through art.  We are taking these photos on the road, promoting autumn shows in Los Angeles, Edinburgh and Berlin for starters, and we need your help to make them a reality.   

The money you contribute will go towards the miscellaneous costs involved in getting together a travelling art show: printing the large scale photographs for the gallery showings, shipping, prints of the work, and creating a book of photographs.

Take a look at our rewards, watch the video, and please consider backing our project! 

Thanks for listening and supporting our photography project, love Allan and Becky 

Special thanks to camera man and editor Tas Limur, Ben Acker for a wonderful script, actor and actricee' Mark Gagliardi and Annie Savage, and Olga Nunes for her cutting room and piano skills.

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    Ground Floor Package --- Access to the Behind the Scenes Blog, and your name included in the list of supporters in the Illuminate book and at each gallery showing.

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    Starter Pack -- a postcard featuring one of our celebrity supporters, access to the Behind the Scenes Blog, and your name included in the list of supporters in the Illuminate book and at each gallery showing.

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    Postcard Bundle --- the entire postcard collection of prints from the show, a signed postcard from Allan, and everything listed above.

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    Photo Pack --- a limited edition 8x10 archival print of the image of your choice, and everything listed above. (Add $5 Shipping for International Backers.)

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    Book Pack --- a limited edition Illuminate book of prints from the show, numbered and signed by Allan, and everything listed above. (Add $10 Shipping for International Backers.)

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    Super Photo Pack 02 --- a limited edition 11x14 archival print of new supporter Stephanie Leonidas, signed by the actress and numbered. Includes everything listed above. (Add $10 Shipping for International Backers.)

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    Super Photo Pack --- a limited edition 11x14 archival print of Neil, Grant or Kevin, signed by them and numbered. Includes everything listed above. (Add $10 Shipping for International Backers.)

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    Photo Shoot Pack --- Your own photo shoot with Allan Amato at the helm in his Los Angeles studio, of you, your loved one, your pet, you name it. Also includes every reward above (except the Super Photo Pack) . Travel to LA not included.

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    Rachel Freire parachute dress, soon to appear on our next celebrity for the campaign itself! This baby retails for twice what this reward is worth! includes every reward above (except the Super Photo Packs)

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    One of a kind Junker Designs army trench monster, includes every reward above (except the Super Photo Packs) and a free Junker tee

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    One-On-One Workshop --- Your own one-on-one hands-on photography workshop with Allan Amato in Los Angeles. Learn tips and tricks behind the scenes and improve your skills. Also includes every reward above (except the Photo Shoot Pack and the Super Photo Pack). Travel to LA not included.

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