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Last updated October 1, 2017

Remnants, A Photography Book to Send to Congress

A photography book that serves as a call to action for Congress to stand up for survivors of domestic and sexual assault.

Remnants, A Photography Book to Send to Congress

A photography book that serves as a call to action for Congress to stand up for survivors of domestic and sexual assault.

$6,755
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
140
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 15 2016 1:39 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 1, 2017

About

 Remnants is a book 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. 

In light of the recent presidential election results, this project is needed more than ever.

The photography in the book I have created ranges from sites of sexual and domestic assault-

Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240 12 instances of domestic and sexual assault in August 2015
Hilltop Mobile Home Park, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240 12 instances of domestic and sexual assault in August 2015

 to the sexual assault evidence collections kits-

Pieces of the state of Iowa rape kit, 2016
Pieces of the state of Iowa rape kit, 2016

to the backlog of rape kits in police evidence rooms-

28 backlogged kits in this location, 2016
28 backlogged kits in this location, 2016

to the crime labs in which the kits are tested in-

Tulsa, OK crime laboratory, 2016
Tulsa, OK crime laboratory, 2016

to the survivors themselves. 

Grace, 3 years since assault.
Grace, 3 years since assault.

 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. 

This book is small enough for someone to wrap their fingers around and includes elements of rape kit paraphernalia printed on vellum that the reader can take out and read.  

Vellum inserts for Remnants
Vellum inserts for Remnants

 Rewards

Pledge $10 or more and you will receive a limited-edition, embroidered "End the Backlog" patch bearing the illustration below by printmaker Sarah Ellis (http://www.sarahellisart.com/)!

Pledge $25 or more and you will receive an "End the Backlog" t-shirt with the illustration below by printmaker Sarah Ellis.

 

Pledge $60 or more and you will receive a signed copy of Remnants + an "End the Backlog" patch with Sarah Ellis' design!

Pledge $100 or more and you will receive a signed copy of Remnants as well as a signed 11x14" print! 

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 books for every member of Congress, 200 extra copies for backers, the vellum that I will purchase and print on for the book inserts, shipping materials, and the cost of shipping the book to Congress.

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    One circular embroidered patch of Sarah Ellis' "End the Backlog" design. Even trash animals want this problem to end!

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    One ash sea foam green unisex American Apparel tshirt with Sarah Ellis' "End the Backlog" design. Size XS-2X.

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    "Remnants" book & patch

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