Almost True, my new book of photographs, draws from over three decades of work from many different projects. I've selected 81 black and white photos that tell their own story but, through the magic of sequencing, offer new stories.
The diverse images included in Almost True were taken in Cuba during Fidel Castro's time, at religious processions in Sicily, and during the elections in Haiti in 1987. I've chosen street photos from New York, Oakland, Mississippi, Santa Fe, Spain, Italy, and Portugal, and other images made along the way.
Alfredo Triff will contribute an essay. He is a professor of Philosophy at Miami Dade College and a lecturer in Art History at the University Of Miami. Triff has written art criticism for The Miami New Times, The Sun Post, El Nuevo Herald, and other publications.
This hardcover, Smyth sewn book will be printed and bound in the USA by one of the top printing houses.
A bit about me...
I was born in New York City in 1961, and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens and Massapequa Park, Long Island. My photographic odyssey began at age 12 in my cousin's darkroom. I was shy, but obsessively curious about people and the world around me. Photography was a perfect fit, allowing quiet involvement through observation. In 1983, I received my BFA from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, studying with Julio Mitchel. In 1987, I joined the photo agency Matrix covering Haiti’s Democratic elections. Freelance editorial and commercial assignments followed, with work published in Aperture, Dogfood, Rangefinder, U.S. News and World Report, Vanity Fair, and Newsday, among others. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
You will be able to choose from these images for some of the rewards listed in the PLEDGE column on the right.
At this funding level I will be able to do a run of 500 books as described above. If I exceed my goal I may be able to increase my print run to 750 and possibly 1000 copies. If I exceed the goal by a considerable amount, I can start work on my next book which is already in progress.
Risks and challenges
- if this Kickstarter fails, I will look for other ways to produce the book but the up front printing costs are more than I can personally fund.
- The anticipated date of completion is late November 2017. If there are any delays, backers will be notified.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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