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A limited-edition photobook by Shane Lavalette to follow the High Museum's "Picturing the South" exhibition in Atlanta, GA.
A limited-edition photobook by Shane Lavalette, featuring photographs from the High Museum of Art's "Picturing the South" exhibition in Atlanta, GA. Now available.
A limited-edition photobook by Shane Lavalette, featuring photographs from the High Museum of Art's "Picturing the South" exhibition in Atlanta, GA. Now available.
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    1. Shane Lavalette Creator on October 5, 2016

      Hi Sarah, thanks for the note. On the sidebar you should be able to send me a direct message on Kickstarter. I'll get notified that you write me by e-mail, so I can reply to you to confirm I've got it soon. Thanks for checking!

    2. Sarah Higgins on October 5, 2016

      Where is the best place to send you a change of address? Just post here, or IM on the Facebook page? Thanks and so glad things are coming along for you, it is a long process.

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      Daniel MARCHAND on October 3, 2016

      Looking good Shane. Thanks for the latest update. We are all looking forward to getting the final product.

    4. Patri Prieto on August 3, 2016

      HI there! I hope the book is coming along well. Could you please give us an update and an estimated delivery date? I think you are a very talented photographer, you have obviously been involved in other successful projects since this one was backed, the creative process takes a while, but the lack of commitment with people who supported you early on your career is getting annoying. I am really looking forward to seeing the final product, but my patience is limited. Thanks, Patricia

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      Peter Murphy on June 9, 2016

      It's been six months since the test proofs arrived, four years since the project was backed. I've had two more kids since backing the project, the oldest is about to start pre-school and the youngest is walking and talking.

      Please tell me this is going to be done soon.

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      Rob Scheifer on April 24, 2016

      How's that book coming?

    7. Patri Prieto on April 15, 2016

      HI there! Just wondering if you have an update for us. Your project is taking longer than it has taken me to complete a PhD ... just saying!

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      Sabrina A. Hamady on January 17, 2016

      Shane - You are almost there! I had emailed but thought to check via the site today and saw your note. Test proofs! I am very pleased. I don't mind waiting, I know that the creative process takes time as does production. As long as the book looks great (-; I guess from the comments below, maybe quarterly email updates would have been the way to go with such things. Anyway, looking forward to seeing the finished product. - Sabrina

    9. Shane Lavalette Creator on December 7, 2015

      Hi Alexis & Alan, I do my best to make sure to respond to all direct messages. Sorry if I didn't get to you swiftly. I wanted to let you and anyone reading here know that I've posted a new update for backers, with some good news. Hope you'll take a peek. Thanks!

    10. Alan Lightsey on November 24, 2015

      Any updates? Nearly 3.5 years at this point.....

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      Alexis on November 2, 2015

      I have not yet receive the book and shane do not respond to my emails... a shame.. Last time I use Kickstarter who do nothing to help us

    12. Shane Lavalette Creator on July 17, 2015

      Hi Rob, and all, I just posted another update for backers. Thanks everyone for your patience and support!

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      Rob Scheifer on July 13, 2015

      Hey Shane - I assume by now you've worked out details with the printer. How about you start shipping?

    14. Shane Lavalette Creator on April 17, 2015

      Sorry to hear your frustrations Anne. Please feel free to write me directly using the personal message feature on the sidebar if I can be of any help. But in the mean time, please know that the book is still happening despite the long timeline... I am working out details with the printer. Thanks for hanging in there, and again please accept my sincere apologies.

    15. Anne on April 14, 2015

      Ha, I don't know why I'm bothering but I just wanted to make the comment that it's the most expensive tote bag I've ever purchased. Though I guess I'm ahead (!) unlike the other bodgy Kickstarter campaigns where nothing's turned up. The book looked great too. Shane an update wouldn't go astray, you know, every six months or so! Anne

    16. Shane Lavalette Creator on January 2, 2015

      Dear all, I'my replying to all personal messages sent through Kickstarter. That's the best way to reach me, by sending a message rather than leaving a comment here. Thanks!

    17. Holli on January 2, 2015

      You might be better off just asking him on his facebook page While he seems to not be able to update us here, he is quite active on his page.

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      Rob Scheifer on December 6, 2014

      Book was promised July 2012. What's the hold up?

    19. Holli on December 2, 2014

      It's been 2.5 years. Any update on delivery?

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      Rob Scheifer on October 29, 2014

      Hi Ray - I got the same message from Shane.
      Shane - Can you give us an actual date of delivery?

    21. Shane Lavalette Creator on October 21, 2014

      Dear all: Catching up on messages today and am planning to post a backer update shortly too. Appreciate all of your patience, thank you.

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      Ray Carns on October 21, 2014

      RE: my last comment. Received a response.

      Ray Carns

      Sep 17, 2014

      Any update on the book?

      Shane Lavalette

      Oct 21, 2014

      Hi Ray, still here and still moving things along with the book—may have a co-publisher involved in helping. I have fulfilled all other rewards, so it's just that. I hope this response helps, thank you for hanging in there.


    23. Shane Lavalette Creator on October 21, 2014

      Dear all, I'm responding to all messages sent through the Contact form at right. It can take a bit for me to respond, but rest assured I'll get back to you. In terms of any questions about rewards, all rewards except for the book itself have been fulfilled and that is in the works still. Thanks for understanding, and for hanging in there. I appreciate it.

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      Ray Carns on October 21, 2014

      Curious if anyone has received any of the rewards, other than the proposed book, which has yet to be produced.

      Also curious if anyone is getting responses from Shane. The last "Contact me" question I sent was not responded to.

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      Peter Brown on August 5, 2014

      I don't understand what's going on here Shane... You've got a lot of people literally invested in this project, and it's a good one, but there's still no book and it's been years... It only takes a few minutes to send out an update. You've got 362 people waiting for one and of course waiting for the book...

    26. Holli on July 28, 2014

      This is beyond ridiculous at this point. No book, updates, if we are lucky, twice a year. At this point, we will be lucky to gets a postcard.

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      Rob Scheifer on June 23, 2014

      Hi Shane,
      So it's been 2 years since you got the funds. When shall we see a book?

    28. Shane Lavalette Creator on February 17, 2014

      Thanks Rob. *** Anyone reading here, please feel free to contact me directly with any comments by using the sidebar contact button. I get notified when a direct message is sent so it is easier for me to see. Thank you.

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      Rob Scheifer on February 17, 2014

      I'll wait a bit longer. 18 months over due is certainly considered late. I hope it's a fabulous book to make up for your delay.

    30. Shane Lavalette Creator on February 16, 2014

      Hi Rob, sending you a direct message now. *** Dear all: Please use the message feature on the sidebar to write me, as it's easier for me to see messages that way. Thanks.

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      Rob Scheifer on February 15, 2014

      Because you have not fulfilled your promise of a book, I would like a refund of my pledge.

    32. Shane Lavalette Creator on February 6, 2014

      I'm sorry Patri, and all... I am sending out another backer update this weekend. I know it continues to be frustrating for many, but I appreciate folks giving me the benefit of the doubt. I promise, while the book project has been a long time coming, it absolutely WILL be completed and no funds raised for this project have gone towards anything else, in fact I will be putting in extra funds of my own to produce the book at a high level of quality. Thanks for hanging in there.

    33. Patri Prieto on February 6, 2014

      Hi Shane, any news about the book? The waiting time is starting to move from "I understand you are busy and I am happy for you" to "are you laughing at me? this is ridiculous!". So, when are we receiving the book? Any preview images as promised?

    34. Shane Lavalette Creator on January 10, 2014

      Hi Christopher, I just sent you a message back. All: Please contact me using the "Contact Me" button on the sidebar. I will do my best to follow up quickly. Thanks.

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      Christopher Hall on January 10, 2014

      Hi Shane,
      Can you please contact me regarding a refund on this project? I'm afraid I no longer have any faith in this project being completed. I sent a message already using the "contact me" button. Thanks.

    36. Shane Lavalette Creator on January 3, 2014

      Hi William, please send me a message using the 'Contact me' button on the sidebar and I will get back to you ASAP. Thanks very much.

    37. William Galindo on January 3, 2014

      Hi I wanted to know what I had to do to get a refund? It's clear that this project has been abounded because there haven't been any kind of updates. Thank you.

    38. William Galindo on December 20, 2013

      Hi just wanted to see if there was any kind of update for the book? Thank you!

    39. Shane Lavalette Creator on August 29, 2013

      Anyone reading feel free to send me a message directly using the 'Contact me' button on the sidebar with any questions. Thank you!

    40. Sarah Higgins on August 29, 2013

      Did you ever get the book finished and shipped? I never received a copy, but because of an illness I moved out of state, though I don't recall an email about you shipping. Let me know, I am just backing a couple projects and often wondered what happened to yours.

    41. Shane Lavalette Creator on July 28, 2013

      Hi Ahmer, please see the latest update at this link.

      As always, anyone reading please feel free to send me a message directly using the 'Contact me' button on the sidebar. Thanks.

    42. Ahmer Inam on July 25, 2013

      I never received an update email so just wondering about the status of the book.

    43. Shane Lavalette Creator on June 22, 2013

      Dear all: I'm very sorry for the delay. If you didn't get my e-mail update I will be posting another on Kickstarter. If you have any particular questions, please use the 'Contact Me' button on the sidebar of this page. Thanks.

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      Ray Carns on June 17, 2013

      What's going on? It's been almost a year now, and still no book, or recent update.

    45. Shane Lavalette Creator on May 19, 2013

      Hi all, an update is being sent this week. Thanks for your patience. Please feel free to message me with any concerns by clicking "Contact Me" on the right sidebar.

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      Greg Garrison on May 14, 2013

      Hey Shane - Greg again. The first time you promised a "formal update" was in December. It's May, man! Just tell us what's going on and whether we should start trying to get a refund or not! This is getting ridiculous...

    47. William Galindo on May 12, 2013

      Any update on the book?

    48. Shane Lavalette Creator on April 23, 2013

      Hi Bradley, I just sent you a message. All: look out for a formal update shortly. Thanks.

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      Bradley Laye on April 23, 2013

      any news on the book? it's been a while with no real update with details... please communicate.


    50. Shane Lavalette Creator on March 9, 2013

      Hi Christopher, thanks for the comment. I'm very sorry about the delay. As I mentioned to Greg below, an update is in the works with more details. Stay tuned!

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