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CA$ 133 pledged of CA$ 1,500 goal
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By Maxx Giffen
CA$ 133 pledged of CA$ 1,500 goal
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About this project

The TRANSformation Project uses the art of photography to document the physical, mental, and/or emotional changes that occur throughout one year in a transgender or transexual's journey. These changes can be related to hormone replacement therapy, surgery, healthier eating/exercise habits, counselling, et cetera. The participant will be photographed on three separate occasions (now, in six months, and in one year).  

The TRANSformation Project aims to create a gallery exhibit that promotes body positivity and self-love within the trans community, as well as to educate the public on trans issues, and to create an open forum of discussion regarding the relationship between sex and gender and what it means to be a "real man" or a "real woman".

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More portraits available for viewing at thetransformationproject.ca

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding the project. You can do so by e-mailing maxxgiffen@gmail.com. I aim to reply to all messages within 24 hours. 

Risks and challenges

The largest challenge is raising funds. The project is creating portraits at no cost to the subjects. Trans individuals are faced with numerous expenses (ie. gender therapy, hormones, sex-reassignment surgery) and often suffer financially due to limited support and resources. I have therefore decided to perform this service free-of-charge, and am happy to do so. That being said, the project is in need of monetary support and relies entirely upon donations. Every dollar counts and no donation is too small. If you are not in a situation to donate, you can still support the project by spreading the word-share this Kickstarter campaign on your social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.)

The money that you generously donate will be going towards the following:

Exhibition-I am hoping to produce a gallery show which requires materials and services such as canvases and printing.

Promotion-In order to acquire more participants and raise awareness for this project, promotional materials will be needed (eg. business cards, website, posters, etc.)

Equipment-The project requires a variety of photography equipment. Maintaining the health of my photography equipment (eg. lighting, backdrops, lenses, camera body) will require minimal expense.

Travel-The project is centred primarily in the GTA, however I am not currently residing in Toronto which means that there are some transportation costs in order to reach participants. Since this is a year long endeavour, lots of travel will be required.

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    One 8x10 print as well as 5 digital copies (watermark free) of the portraits of your choosing, or of any work done by Maxx Giffen (visit maxwellgiffenphotography.com to view all work), as well as credit on the project's website.

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    One 11x14 print, two 8x10 prints, and 5 digital copies (watermark free) of the portraits of your choosing, or of any work done by Maxx Giffen (visit maxwellgiffenphotography.com to view all work), as well as credit on the project's website.

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    A one hour photo session (subject can be of your choosing-ie. family, head shots, engagement, pets, etc.) with Maxx Giffen, as well as credit on the project's website. The photo session can be scheduled any time within the next year and must be local to the GTA or Simcoe County area.

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    A day-long photography booking (8 hours max) with up to three different photo sessions (subjects of your choosing-ie. family, head shots, engagement, pets, etc.) with Maxx Giffen, as well as credit on the project's website. The photo session can be scheduled any time within the next year and must be local to the GTA or Simcoe County area.

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- (60 days)