About this project
Sacred Spaces are vanishing.
Through closure and decay, our disappearing cultural icons are losing their influence and power as expressions of the highest excellence in the arts, architecture and aesthetics. These places let us inhabit beauty, receive fresh glimpses of transcendence, and celebrate human life together. My goal is to preserve these spaces through photography and inspire a renewed value for such places in community.
Become a sponsor of my continuing Sacred Spaces Documentary. THIS KickStarter is for the documentation of ISRAEL.
Israel is packed with history while it continues to cradle a tremendous tension of ideas and culture. My plan is to stay in Israel for at least a month photo-documenting the sacred spaces of the three major Western religions (provided I am not shot). I will also capture culture of this unique country– starting with Jerusalem and moving on to Tel Aviv, Haifa, Galilee, Nazareth, Safed, Petra, etc. I’ve talked with many people who describe the indelible experience of witnessing such places of artful beauty and historical significance and some of these recounts have moved me to tears. I want to bring this experience to everyone. To illustrate the value of beauty on the human soul, the final images will be used for speaking engagements, slide shows, publications and prints
With your investment, we will create something unique, astounding, contemplative, and inspiring, preserving the past and drawing its best features, both the beauty and brokenness, into the present. Your contribution will give something to the world and you will play an important role in preserving our sacred spaces. Your pledge in this KickStarter Project offsets my travel, accommodations, and equipment insurance. Additional pledges exceeding the project goal will be applied to post production. The Israel project is scheduled for December 2009 with an eye to capture both Christmas and Hanukkah seasons as they are celebrated in the Holy Land.
To see work from the last sponsorship trip to Czech and/or if you have any questions regarding the project incentives, please visit:
Images (blog) http://blog.jefflefever.com/ Website with Consecrated images: http://www.lefever.com/2009_gallery_consecrated.html
For questions regarding the project incentives, please visit: FAQ: http://www.lefever.com/SponsorOffer2010FAQ.html
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