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The White Desert is a photo project, documenting the fragility and beauty of the planet, from the Arctic to Antarctic regions!
Boarding Today for Antarctica is a photo project in the Fragility of Ecosystems, documenting the fragility and beauty of the planet, from the Arctic to Antarctic regions!
Boarding Today for Antarctica is a photo project in the Fragility of Ecosystems, documenting the fragility and beauty of the planet, from the Arctic to Antarctic regions!
167 backers pledged $9,121 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every dollar counts . . . show your patronage for as little as a dollar and know that your support has made this book and the journey a reality.

    Thank you! You're awesome. I owe you a hug: When you're in New York, make sure to pick it up! Travel to NY to pick up hug not included...

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    Traveling around the world and publishing a book isn't cheap. I appreciate your effort in helping me live my dream. Thank you for your support that made this book and the journey a reality.

    You are (of course) awesome, too! I owe you that hug: When you're in New York, make sure to pick it up! Travel to NY to pick up hug not included...

    If you complete the survey after the Kickstarter, your name will be on the "Thank You" page for my project at http://blog.blanquart.be/white-desert-project/.

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    Your help is appreciated. I'll be happy to send you one of my current nature photography, as a postcard, from New York.

    And that hug: yep, of course you can pick yours up the next time you're in the city. Your name will be on the "Thank you"-list of contributors.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Ever received a postcard from Antarctica? This is your opportunity! A postcard, with one of the images of my current work, sent to you (or someone you like) from the Vernadsky base on Antarctica.

    We'll collect the address where you like it to be sent in January, so make sure you don't miss the survey. Cards will take several months to arrive. They will be sent in the second week of February.

    If you like, we'll include your name in the Thank You page!

    Postage is included in the pledge amount.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    What's cooler than a postcard from Antarctica? A limited edition of a photo taken and printed in Antarctica, and sent to you!

    The numbered postcard (1-30), with one of my unique images from this Antarctica trip, will be sent from the Vernadsky base on Antarctica in the second week of February. Cards will take several months to arrive. Postage is included in the pledge amount.

    The hug in New York, and your name on the "Thank You" page, are of course part of the deal!

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    The Super fast early bird! As you are amongst the first to back this campaign, happy to give you this book as cheap as we can.

    Happy to include your name in the Thank You page in the book AND the page on the web story. Don't forget to look for the survey, so we got it spelled correctly ;-)

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    The Book - still very much discounted! Because you are so fast to join the campaign, happy to help you save a few bucks.

    Happy to include your name in the book AND on the web story.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    I will send you the book. Still cheaper than the sales price.

    The book will have your name in the credits/thank you, as will the web-story. And of course, your hug, when you're in NYC ;-)

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    The Combo: a copy of the book, and a postcard with my current work, sent from Antarctica...
    Two items:

    1) Ever received a postcard from Antarctica? This is your opportunity! A postcard, with one of the images of my current work, sent to you (or someone you like) from the Vernadsky base on Antarctica.

    We'll collect the address where you like it to be sent in January, so make sure you don't miss the survey. Cards will take several months to arrive. They will be sent in the second week of February.

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    2) The book

    AND, bonus:

    A hug (collect it in NY), and, if you like, we'll include your name in the Thank You page on the website, and in the book...

    The shipping of the book: select your country. Postage for the postcard is included in the pledge amount. And yes: we can send the card to a different place than the book, if you like!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    I'll make myself available for a 30-minute video chat with you and your friends. We can discuss your and my photo work, views and motivations. If you like, we can make this an interview you can publish on your blog or use in your podcast (and I'll be happy to mention it on my blog).

    The chat will be 30 minutes and happen in May, June or July 2016.

    Chat can be in English, French or Dutch, or a mix thereof.

    Happy to include your name in the book AND on the web story. Don't forget to look for the survey, so we can make sure we spell it correctly.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Share the love!

    You'll get 5 postcards from my current work that I'll send to 5 different addresses you will indicate anywhere in the world. I will ship them from that same unique postal office on Antarctica. The shipping costs of these cards are included in the perk.

    AND

    A copy of my book, sent to an address you like.
    (that's the address you choose in the location for shipping)

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    If you like, I'll include you on the "Thank You" page for my project on the website and/or in the "Thank You" section in the book.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    1 Aluminum wall print of "Curious Seal". Limited edition (1/10 ex). Numbered, signed, 8" x 12" (20cm x 30cm)

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    You'll get 2 postcards from my current work that I'll send to 2 different addresses you indicate anywhere in the world. The shipping of these cards is included in the perk. I'll send them from the postal station on Antarctica.

    AND

    A copy of the book.

    AND

    If you like, I'll include you on the "Thank You" page for my project on the website and/or in the "Thank You" section in the book.

    (The book and the print can be shipped separately. If one of them must go to a location is outside of the US, please select "Rest of the World" for the shipping location.)

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    Aluminum wall print of "Mommy Bear"

    Limited edition (10 ex). Numbered, signed, 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)

    And I'll send you, of course, a signed copy of the book. It will have your name on the thank you page!

    For international orders, receiver is responsible for additional charges incurred by customs, duties and taxes.

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    Aluminum wall print of "Whale Tail"

    Limited edition (10 ex). Numbered, signed, 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)

    And I'll send you, of course, a signed copy of the book. It will have your name on the thank you page!

    For international orders, receiver is responsible for additional charges incurred by customs, duties and taxes.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Looking for an original motivational speaker for your organization? A Belgian-American photographer talking about the Fragility of Ecosystems, or about the experience of pursuing your dreams, might be exactly what you need.

    1/2- to 1-hour speaking engagement, followed by Q&A in the USA. (Or anywhere in the world, if you pay for my flight from NYC to there and back.)

    + 2 copies of the book

    + 1 aluminum wall print of a picture made in Antarctica (numbered 1/2) - Size: 16" x 20"

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    The total supporter!

    5 postcards sent from Antarctica to your friends (or all to you at home :-))

    5 copies of the book, with individual messages and signed.

    1 half hour video-call.

    A special mention in the book and on the website.

    1 Aluminum wall print of "Whale Tail". Limited edition (1/10 ex). Numbered, signed, 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)

    1 Aluminum wall print of "Mommy Bear". Limited edition (1/10 ex). Numbered, signed, 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)

    1 Unique Aluminum wall print of one of the pictures made on Antarctica. Very Limited edition (1/2 ex). Signed, 20" x 30" (50cm x 76cm)

    For international orders, receiver is responsible for additional charges incurred by customs, duties and taxes.

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