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Stronger Shines the Light Inside is a photography exhibition that illuminates the lives of refugees in the US, starting in Boise, ID.
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    SIGNED POSTCARD + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    For a pledge of $10, you will keep a piece of the project. Get a portrait on one side and a powerful interview excerpt on the other. Postcard signed by the photographer herself, Angie Smith.

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    3 SIGNED POSTCARD SET + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    Read more of these incredible stories. You’ll receive 3 beautiful postcards, each with powerful interview excerpts on the back. Postcards signed by Angie Smith.

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    SUDANESE HANDWOVEN POCKETBOOK + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA — For a pledge of $45, we have hand selected colorful, limited-edition pocketbooks made by Sudanese artists. You will also be supporting Khamisa's business, one of the women featured in the project.

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    8x12 SIGNED ARCHIVAL C-PRINT + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    For a pledge of $55, you’ll get a 8x12 inch, C-print of your choice. (Print options can be viewed in the description. Print is unframed)

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND, SIGNED POLAROID MADE JUST FOR YOU + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    For a pledge of $75, Angie Smith will shoot an original polaroid created just for you with a classic Mamiya RZ. She and the project participant will sign the back, personally thanking you for your pledge.

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND BACKPACK HANDMADE BY RITA THARA + 1 SIGNED POSTCARD + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    This backpack tells a story. It’s handmade by Rita Thara, a resettled Congolese refugee with a thriving fashion business in Boise. The birds printed on it symbolize her journey and will remind you of your contribution everyday. For a pledge of $100, you’ll get a backpack available only through this Kickstarter campaign.

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    HANDMADE SMALL DUFFEL BAG BY RITA THARA + 1 SIGNED POSTCARD + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    A small duffel bag (perfect for the gym) made by Rita Thara, a resettled Congolese refugee with a thriving fashion business in Boise. For a pledge of $115, you’ll get this small duffel bag available only through this Kickstarter campaign.

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    SIGNED 11x17 ARCHIVAL C-PRINT + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    For a pledge of $150, you can enliven a room in your home with piece of original artwork. You’ll get a 11x17 inch C-Print signed by Angie Smith. (Print is unframed)

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    2-HOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (DOWNTOWN LA or BOISE) + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + YOUR NAME ON THE EXHIBITION BANNERS + GOOD KARMA

    For everyone who pledges $450, you’ll explore Boise or Los Angeles in a group photography workshop taught by Angie. The 2-hour workshop will teach you how to hone your photography skills and learn how to tell your own stories in pictures.

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    SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION 15x23 ARCHIVAL C-PRINT + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + YOUR NAME ON THE EXHIBITION BANNERS + GOOD KARMA

    For $600 pledgers will get a major piece of photographic artwork, signed by photographer & project creator Angie Smith. For your generosity, this reward gives you a piece of the project to own. The portrait is a limited edition 15x23 inch C-Print, numbered, and signed. (Print is unframed)

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    CUSTOM PORTRAIT SESSION + 8x12 ARCHIVAL C-PRINT + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + YOUR NAME ON THE EXHIBITION BANNERS + GOOD KARMA

    All supporters at this level would greatly contribute to the fundraising goal! For pledging $1500, you get to be the photo subject! You’ll receive a 2-hour individual portrait session with project creator, Angie Smith in either Los Angeles or Boise, ID. Angie’s photography has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Travel and Leisure, and the Daily Telegraph. Plus, you’ll also get a digital gallery images of your session and an 8x12 inch print of your choice. (If you live in a city other than LA or Boise, you will be responsible for additional travel costs).

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    1 HAND-BEADED NECKLACE + 1 SIGNED POSTCARD + SPECIAL CREDIT ON THE WEBSITE + GOOD KARMA

    For a pledge of $45 or more, you’ll get a chic & colorful, hand-beaded necklace made by women artisans from Rwanda in partnership with the non-profit Full Circle Exchange. Each necklace bears the signature of the incredible woman who created it. Her signature is a statement of her empowerment.

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