About this project
I am a professional photographer. I have Type I diabetes.
For the last 23 years I have been told, "You can't do ____ because you have diabetes." or "You can't eat ____."
It's time to change the perception.
My project, called Broken Pancreas, will be to photograph people with diabetes (Type I and Type II) doing things that some say they can't or shouldn't.
I believe there is nothing that can't be conquered.
The goal of my project is to show the world, through beautiful photographs accompanied by personal stories, that people with diabetes can do anything and to inspire diabetics to succeed. These photographs and stories will be compiled to create an eBook called, Broken Pancreas.
I plan on photographing at least 25 diabetics across the country this summer. I have already set up portrait sessions including:
- A high-risk births Obstetrician in Kentucky who is currently pregnant herself
- A writer in New Jersey
- A lobster fisherman in Maine
- A photographer with one leg in Massachusetts
- A cycling team full of diabetics somewhere on their national circuit
- More to come!
The money I raise from kickstarter will be used for travel expenses for my assistant and I. The car needs gas to run. Our bodies need food to run. We also need sleep (motels cost money).
Any money we raise over our goal will extend our travels-- meaning more photos and go towards promoting the eBook!
Thank you for taking the time to read. I hope you will help this project along by pledging and sending the link to Broken Pancreas to your friends and network.
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