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Memoirs and photographs of, and by, the most influential Jewish American photographers of the 20th century.
Memoirs and photographs of, and by, the most influential Jewish American photographers of the 20th century.
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    PUT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE – Your donation at this level will make you a full partner in this exciting visual documentary of American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry! I’ll keep you up to date on the project’s progress, for now and forever!

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    PURE GRATITUDE – Receive a personalized snail mail photographic notecard from Penny Wolin and know that every single donation counts toward getting us to the finish line. You will also receive continuing email updates.

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    MUG OF GRATITUDE– Receive a beautiful ceramic beverage cup especially designed by our book designer, Hartmann Design Group, and incorporating design elements from DESCENDANTS OF LIGHT, including a beautiful quote from Richard Avedon. Read the continuing project updates with a cuppa' hot brew steaming from our mug!

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    THE JEWS OF WYOMING – Receive a hardbound, first edition, signed copy of “The Jews of Wyoming: Fringe of the Diaspora,” by Penny Wolin. 9x12” duotone, 196 pages, published by Crazy Woman Creek Press and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution. Library Journal called it "A unique and important contribution to our understanding of Jewish life in the United States." Shipping outside of US, please add $15.00.

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    OUR BOOK – You will be one of the FIRST to receive a hardbound, first edition of “DESCENDANTS OF LIGHT: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry” by Penny Wolin. This book is planned to be a 9 ¾ x 13 ½” 250 page volume with 200 black and white duotone and four color reproductions. Signed, with love! Shipping outside of US, please add $15.00.

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    THE BOOK AND THE MUG – A daily reminder of our project by enjoying your favorite brew in our beautiful ceramic mug, which SHIPS SOON, while you eagerly await our beautiful book, which ships later, upon publication. Something to have and to hold for now, and something to look forward to. Steaming, ahh… Shipping outside the U.S, please add $20.00

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    THE REAL DEAL - 3 ITEMS: The book “The Jews of Wyoming” right away, our beautiful mug, in short order, and eventually, the book we are waiting for, “DESCENDANT OF LIGHT: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry.” This is an Extraordinary Value. Shipping outside of the US, please add $30.00

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    ARNOLD’S FIRST PORTRAIT – Receive a 16x20" print of Arnold Newman’s baby portrait, along side his bris announcement, with his most wonderful description of the Yiddish language you shall ever know. This photograph, featured in the forthcoming exhibition, is printed on chromogenic Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper and signed by Penny Wolin. Please go to the link under the project description to view. Shipping outside of US, please add $15.00.

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    CONTACT! – Receive a 20x24" contact sheet, as seen in the video, that includes many of the photographers’ portraits made by Penny over a five year period. Each photograph is signed and numbered by Penny Wolin and printed on chromogenic Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper. Edition of 100 with only 50 available at this time for this Kickstarter campaign. Shipping outside of US, please add $15.00.

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    ARTIST'S PROOF – Choose one of only eighteen vintage 8 X10” fiber based gelatin silver black and white artist’s photographs made by Penny in the course of producing the exhibition photographs for DESCENDANTS OF LIGHT. These archival photographs are hand made in the darkroom and signed by Penny Wolin. First come first served from a limited selection of available images. Shipping outside of US, please add $15.00.

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    METHOD TO THE MADNESS – Be with Penny for a full and glorious day during the summer of 2012 at her ArtBarn chicken farm in Sonoma County, California. Wolin will discuss her process as a photographer as it combines with the written word to become a single visual and verbal communication. Many of the photographers and work included in DESCENDANTS OF LIGHT will be thoroughly explored. Goals for your own work can be discussed. We will enjoy a locally grown slow-food Sonoma County lunch. Bring sturdy shoes for a trek in the vineyard and a walk up to the chicken coop. Bring your camera, photographs and lots of questions. If you wish to bring a friend, please add $200.00.

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    VINTAGE EXHIBITION PRINT – You will own a limited edition 16x20” vintage fiber based gelatin silver black and white exhibition portrait of one of the photographers photographed by Penny in DESCENDANTS OF LIGHT. These hand made darkroom photographs are archivally printed and signed by Penny Wolin. They are encased in a 20x24” acid-free mat. Each print will be a number 3 from an edition of 10. First come first served to select your choice of image. Shipping outside of the US, please add $30.00.

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    HONOR YOUR ANCESTORS
    Penny will tell YOUR story by making an original photographic portrait, conducting an interview and by using your important ancestral photograph. These materials shall be edited and formatted into an archival 16x40” silver photographic print. This would be an extraordinary gift for someone special in your life. Reasonable travel expenses beyond Northern California are not included but shall be estimated before our session date. Please confirm scheduling before January, 2013.

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