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  • How has the lifeguard's costume changed over the years?
  • When did first female lifeguards appear?
  • How did the image of the lifeguard influence the pop-art aesthetic?
  • How many lives have been saved? etc
My name is Alexander Kargaltsev, I am a director and photographer. I’m trying to find support for my Pictorial book project. I need your help to implement a photoshoot all over the States this summer. The Lifeguards association kindly asked me to supervise this project, subject to raising funds, which will cover some 
  • travel expenses, 
  • food, lodging,  
  • equipment purchases, 
  • self-publishing and 
  • a gallery show. 
I started this project last summer with portraits of Long Beach lifeguards.

The project is very important to me, because it’s my first project in the United States, and unique I haven’t seen book like this before. It will contain not only contemporary pictures: I want to use historical photos as well to give an interesting and fascinating view on the changing role of the lifeguard in American life. 

(с) Long Beach Historical Society

It’s not going to be just, a photographic anthology, but a unique historical survey of the Lifeguards' institution!

I'm also going to make a DVD with backstage video documentary.

The funds sought for this project will go towards the purchase and rental of equipment (for example, medium format camera, film, reflectors and microphones) 

My crew is small, everyone is a volunteer, but we still need funds which will cover some travels expenses, food, lodging, self-publishing.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition. If we don't reach our goal we get nothing.

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