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By Przemek Niciejewski
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About this project

"Football without fans is nothing. It could be the greatest game in the world but if there are no people there to watch it, it becomes nothing. The fans are the lifeblood of the game."

                                                                                                 Jock Stein

The “Going to the match” project was born in my head about three years ago while searching the internet for photos of widely understood football culture. I was interested in pictures of the fans, the stands, the local pubs. Apart from a few exceptions, I came across thousands of pictures of the same players, the same clubs, the same stadiums... Football is something more than another photo of Messi or Ronaldo. Over the last three years I have visited over 150 matches, made thousands of photos and cemented my belief in the significance of fans in the world of football. Both individual ones standing next to the football pitch in areas of Poland forgotten by TV stations and the thousands filling the modern stadiums of England or Germany. At “Going to the match” I try to show this mosaic of fans full of passion, attachment to the club, people for whom Saturday afternoon is the most awaited event of the week. Being a fan is something more than just a way to be fill your free time. You aren't a fan occasionally, you're a fan for life.

A bit about me

I have been dealing with football related photography for several years. I work with dozens of magazines from all over the world. A few weeks ago my photography book – “Wir leben Borussia” depicting the fan scene of Borussia Mönchengladbach was published in Germany.

Some examples of my work

Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
APOEL Nicosia
APOEL Nicosia
AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon
Pogoń Szczecin
Pogoń Szczecin
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
Ujpest Budapest
Ujpest Budapest
LZS Masłowice
LZS Masłowice
Juventus Turin
Juventus Turin
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Jantar Ustka
Jantar Ustka
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
Fortuna Köln
Fortuna Köln


Rewards

Pledge 20 Euros or more - receive "Going to the match" book.

Pledge 50 euros or more - receive "Going to the match" book and one football culture t-shirt designed by Kopalnia.

Pledge 80 euros or more - Have your name in the book. Receive "Going to the match" book, t-shirt designed by Kopalnia and you will have your name credited inside the book.

Pledge 200 euros or more - Receive an 30 x 40 cm framed, signed, matted paper print from the "Going to the match (your choice of image). Receive "Going to the match" book, t-shirt designed by Kopalnia and you will have your name credited inside the book.

click on my portfolio and make choice of the picture :

https://niciejewskiphotography.carbonmade.com/projects/5609410#1

Pledge 1500 euros or more - Have your picture taking during the match of your club. Receive "Going to the match" book, t-shirt designed by Kopalnia and you will have your name credited inside the book. I will visit your football club during the match (between 10th September and 10th October) and make the pictures of you; one picture will be published inside the book. Limited to EU and Switzerland.

My websites

portoflio : https://niciejewskiphotography.carbonmade.com/projects/5609410#1

facebook : https://www.facebook.com/niciejewskiphotography

twitter : https://twitter.com/niciejewski1

my last photography book : http://www.wsc.co.uk/wsc-daily/1199-august-2015/12650-photos-of-borussia-moenchengladbach-fan-culture

The book

The book will be 204 pages, about 160 pictures, 17 x 23.5 cm, hardcover

Risks and challenges

"Going to the match" is almost fully completed. The photos are processed and the book has already been designed and is ready for the press. I only need your support to pay the printing costs and to get the book out into your hands.

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