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A mission to photograph critically endangered wild tigers and bring awareness to their plights
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TIGER NOW! or TIGER NEVER!

MY BIGGEST PROJECT YET: CAPTURING AND SHARING THE WILD BENGAL TIGER

BACKGROUND: 

F I N E -- A R T -- P H O T O G R A P H E R 
BENJAMIN WALLS

Benjamin Walls is at home on the road, thrives on change, and generally lives life outside the proverbial box. Ben is a conservationist, community advocate, and fine art photographer. He’s traveled over a million miles in the past ten years, photographed on every continent except Antarctica, and operates his growing fine art gallery business in downtown Bristol, VA.

Driven by his passion for our natural world, Ben’s artwork has garnered international attention, including 4 international awards and induction in multiple national and international museum exhibits.

Ben is currently expanding his offering of images and retail outlets with the goal of inspiring broad awareness and positive change in the natural world and ultimately using the proceeds of his artwork to fund just that.

Ben credits his independent thought, innate persistence, and keen knack for applicable ideas as his greatest strengths. He is daily changing the way people think about art, photography, and our environment. 

W I N N E R  -- O F -- F O U R -- I N T E R N A T I O N A L  -- A W A R D S

F I N E -- A R T -- EXHIBITS 
50 Museums, including:

· The Natural History Museum of London (2006, 2012)

· The Smithsonian (2007, 2008)

GOAL: My goal is to travel to India and capture fine art images of the critically endangered wild Bengal Tiger, and share these images with my expanding audience. 

Here’s what’s stacked against the Tiger today:

·Habitat is disappearing. India’s population is exploding. Deforestation and loss of tiger habitat are constant threats.

·Poaching has actually seen a surge in recent years as most tiger body parts are used in Traditional Chinese medicine.

·Tiger numbers are declining. Sadly, the future of this elusive cat is uncertain!

How uncertain? This past July the government of India shocked the world and actually BANNED tiger tourism and CLOSED the Tiger parks of India to ALL visitors!

In October, the Ban was partially lifted, to allow a very limited number of tourists back in the parks.  I’m taking this as my window of opportunity… For me, it is quite literally, Tiger Now or Tiger Never!

This is where you come in… I can’t do this majestic cat justice without your backing!

As you might imagine… This is a VERY expensive trip.  I work with multiple formats, and specialized equipment that is difficult and expensive to get on location and in just the right position for “The perfect shot”.   These challenges and expenses are amplified in a place like India.   I need your support to make this challenging trip a reality.  

Thank you for your interest and support of this very important project!   --Benjamin Walls

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R E W A R D S ! 

By backing this project, you're helping me to achieve a life-long dream!  But you're also getting images at never before offered rates. I've built EXCELLENT value into each pledge level, and the retail value of each reward exceeds the pledge amount itself. 

DO NOT MISS: 

--the $100 8x10 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL) 

--the $150 10x15 ANY IMAGE REWARD (NEARLY HALF RETAIL)

--the $500 20x30 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL)

--the $1200 30x45 TIGER IMAGE REWARD (HALF RETAIL)

PRICES FOR THIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT WILL NOT BE REPEATED.

Choosing artwork is a process, should you need assistance choosing an image, call us toll free at 877-989-2557. or simply click CONTACT US. 

We insure all our packages. We ship world-wide!
We insure all our packages. We ship world-wide!
10 x 15 image shown framed
10 x 15 image shown framed
20 x 30 image shown framed (31x41 framed size)
20 x 30 image shown framed (31x41 framed size)
30 x 45 image, shown framed (45x60 framed size)
30 x 45 image, shown framed (45x60 framed size)
40" panoramic image, shown framed. (23 x 53 framed size)
40" panoramic image, shown framed. (23 x 53 framed size)
57" image, shown framed. (28 x 68 framed size)
57" image, shown framed. (28 x 68 framed size)
85" image, shown framed (44 x 100 framed size)
85" image, shown framed (44 x 100 framed size)

1. BenjaminWalls.com 

2. Facebook.com/BenjaminWallsGallery 

Risks and challenges

Honestly, the greatest challenge we face is the overall success of this kickstarter campaign. Plane ticket: Booked! Safari: Booked! Cameras: Check! Backup Equipment: Check! Studio and Employees to create rewards: Check!

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    All of the above + a personal email of thanks from Benjamin Walls with behind the scenes photos taken on location in India.

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    All of the above + 2 signed collector's edition Tiger Art Cards. One to use, one to frame - (glossy, oversized, premium quality, blank inside, envelope included).

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    All of the above + 10 collector's edition Tiger Art Cards (glossy, oversized, blank inside, envelopes included) plus a Kickstarter exclusive 6x11 inch signed Tyger! Tyger! flyer.

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    BEST VALUE - All of the above + a signed 8x10 inch limited edition Tiger photograph (over half-off retail value).

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    For aspiring photographers, receive the $50 rewards + a signed copy of Ben's 5 page essay, 10 essentials to creating art worthy wildlife images OR art worthy landscapes.

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    Two tickets to the exclusive roof top deck party following the Tyger! Tyger! premier image unveiling at the Benjamin Walls Gallery in Bristol, VA on July 27th, 2013. The party will be catered and include cocktails.

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    BEST VALUE - Choose ANY signed 10x15 inch limited edition photograph at BenjaminWalls.com in the traditional format category. Retail value of $250. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.

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    A framed 10x15 inch signed limited edition photograph of your choice from BenjaminWalls.com in the traditional format category. Retail value of $450. The frame will be artist's choice. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April. Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner.

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    Private party in the Benjamin Walls Gallery - host up to 100 of your friends or clients in-style at the Benjamin Walls Gallery in Bristol, VA. Venue, Tables, Linens, and Clean-Up included. Party dates subject to availability.

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    BEST VALUE REWARD - Kickstarter Exclusive offer - Choose ANY signed 20x30 inch (Tiger image only) limited edition photograph at nearly half off retail value. IF SOLD OUT - CHOOSE $700 REWARD BELOW.

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    Choose ANY signed 20x30 inch limited edition photograph at BenjaminWalls.com in the traditional format category. Retail value of $850. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.

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    Choose ANY signed 40 x 13 inch panoramic limited edition photograph at BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category. Retail value of $950. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.

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    Private party on the rooftop deck of the Benjamin Walls Gallery - host an exclusive rooftop party for up to 40 guests. Venue, Tables, Linens, and Clean-Up included. Party dates subject to availability.

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    A framed 20x30 inch signed limited edition photograph from BenjaminWalls.com in the traditional format category and frame of your choice. Retail value of $1400. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.
    Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner.

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    BEST VALUE - Kickstarter Exclusive offer - Choose ANY signed 30x45 inch limited edition TIGER photograph (half off retail value) Tiger images only! PLUS all the $100 8x10 rewards.

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    A framed 40x13 inch panoramic signed limited edition photograph from BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category and frame of your choice. Retail value of $1500. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April. Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner. SEE PICTURE AT LEFT FOR FRAME SIZE.

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    Choose ANY signed 57x19 inch panoramic limited edition photograph at BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category. Retail value of $1750. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.

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    Photo Workshop: 1 day one-on-one photo workshop anywhere within a 3 hour drive from Bristol, VA with Ben.

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    A framed 57x19 inch panoramic signed limited edition photograph from BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category. Includes frame of your choice. Retail value of $2600. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April. Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner. SEE PICTURE AT LEFT FOR FRAME SIZE.

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    A framed 30x45 inch signed limited edition photograph from BenjaminWalls.com in the traditional format category, includes frame of your choice. Retail value of $3500. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April. Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner. SEE PICTURE AT LEFT FOR FRAME SIZE.

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    Choose ANY signed 85 inch panoramic limited edition photograph at BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category. Retail value of $4500. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April.

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    A framed 85 inch panoramic signed limited edition photograph from BenjaminWalls.com in the panoramic category, includes frame of your choice. Retail value of $6000. If you chose a non-Tiger image, your image will be shipped in April. Frame includes museum glass, designer molding, linen liner. SEE PICTURE AT LEFT FOR FRAME SIZE.

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    Naming rights to the Tyger! Tyger! exhibition on July 27, 2013. Your company name and logo will be prominently displayed in all advertising, emails, facebook posts, banners, and flyers promoting the Tyger! Tyger! exhibition. Listed as a producer at any subsequent museum exhibits of this piece (where permissible). Named as a producer at the Tyger! Tyger! exhibition at the Benjamin Walls Gallery. 2 VIP tickets to Tyger! Tyger! Rooftop Deck Party and Tyger! Tyger! exhibition July 27, 2013 at the Benjamin Walls Gallery.

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    Signed, first of the edition of the very best Tiger image of the trip. Everyone wants #1....this is your chance to own a first of the edition at an unprecedented price! Your pledge of $10,000 shows the ultimate confidence in the artist. Created in the size and frame of your choice. Shipping included. Listed as a producer at any subsequent museum exhibits of this piece (or may remain anonymous if you choose). Named as a producer at the unveiling of this image at the Tyger! Tyger! exhibition at the Benjamin Walls Gallery (or may remain anonymous if you choose). 2 VIP tickets to Tyger! Tyger! Rooftop Deck Party and Tyger! Tyger! exhibition July 27, 2013 at the Benjamin Walls Gallery.

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