They are everywhere today. It's estimated that over 1.4 billion photos are taken everyday with mobile devices, and about half of those end up on social networks. With such big numbers, it's easy to take a simple image for granted.
For every great meme, food shot and profile pic you see online, there is someone who does not have the resources to capture just one small moment in their life. Imagine living in circumstances where you don’t have any photos. No photos of loved ones, living or deceased. No photos of your family and the people you care about. It's hard to imagine, but across the world there are many families that don't have the means for something that has almost become disposable in most modern societies.
This is where we, with your help, hope to make a small change!
We’re planning a trip to Cambodia to visit some of these communities off the grid, and creating quality portraits of these beautiful families for the first time. We will have portable printers on hand to print for them on site and give away. With your help, we can give these families a priceless gift they otherwise may have never had the opportunity to enjoy.
While our flights and camera gear are being covered out of pocket, we do need funds for printing equipment, portable power, transportation and a local guide/assistant for the project. The remaining funds will be used for the production costs for the awards to our awesome backers, and possibly future family portrait projects around the world.
Special thanks to illustrator Matt Mangus for the animated video, and Red Pen for the soundtrack!
-Breck and Matt
Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges involved with any project, but with our experience we hope many of the potential risks will be avoided.
Breck is a fluent speaker of Khmer (Cambodian) and has visited the country before. His knowledge of the culture and language is one of the major reasons we picked Cambodia for our first location. This should be a great help in reducing the problems that can arise with logistics and language barrier.
We will also have backup equipment on hand, and a frequent backup of photos during the project to avert any potential loss during the trip.
With our current timeline we expect to have the project completed and all awards delivered to our backers by the end of 2013. We also encourage you to leave us any concerns or suggestions on the project comment page. Thank you!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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