Remnants is a newspaper designed to educate members of Congress about the urgent need for funding allocated toward Rape Kit DNA Testing. It is my hope that Remnants will inform and incite an emotional response in those with the positions of power to enact change and promote education. Using a linear narrative opening with real, transcribed 911 calls, the book chronicles the landscapes and often personal objects left behind in the wake of sexual or domestic assault.
This project is needed more than ever in light of the current events.
The photography in the newspaper I have created ranges from sites of sexual and domestic assault-
to the sexual assault evidence collections kits-
to the backlog of rape kits in police evidence rooms-
to the crime labs in which the kits are tested in-
to the survivors themselves.
All of these aspects create a complicated, intimidating maze of steps a survivor may maneuver if they choose to rely on the justice system for assistance or justice. This work does not serve to trigger or create a negative response, but exists as photographic evidence of the reality many face when assaulted.
Risks and challenges
Risks include delay with printing when working through a short-run, self-publishing company and may result in a later release date. While this is unlikely, it is certainly possible.
Use of funds
100% of the Kickstarter funds will go towards printing and shipping Remnants.
My funding goal is comprised of the cost for printing 535 newspapers for every member of Congress, 200 extra copies for backers, shipping materials, and the cost of shipping the book to Congress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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