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AaronBy Aaron
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AaronBy Aaron
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$53
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

My name is Aaron Shiflet.

I am an artist and photographer based in Lancaster, PA.

In the winter of 2017 I took my 9 year old daughter to Vieques, Puerto Rico for what we thought was going to be a relaxing tropical vacation.  

What we found was a once thriving destination island was still under siege by a storm that ended many months prior.  

Crushed 35mm Film
Crushed 35mm Film

Luckily I had my 35mm camera with me.  I was moved by the epic destruction still present on the island due to a lack of funding, leadership, and supply chains.  However, I was more moved by the stories of the local people that survived only to face the daunting challenge of rebuilding their homes and their lives.  

A New Home for Wild Horses?  35mm film
A New Home for Wild Horses? 35mm film

My goal for this fundraiser is to raise enough money to return to Vieques, this time with a small crew of journalists, videographers, writers, and myself to better tell this story and raise both national and global awareness of the state of this beautiful island that seems to have been forgotten.   

Trapped  35mm film
Trapped 35mm film

We met some amazing people who had both tragic and heroic stories.  Local people selflessly took their time to tour us around to the most devastated parts of the island.  

Inside Out  35mm film
Inside Out 35mm film

They took us to their homes, now in rubble, and told us their stories of how they felt abandoned by their government and how they persevered despite them.   Their gratitude for my interest in their plight was amazing and we shared many emotional moments. 

Twisted and Barred 35mm film
Twisted and Barred 35mm film

By purchasing one or more of the images listed in this text, you will help send us back.  

For every $50 donated you will receive a 11x14" professional print, signed and numbered by myself. 

For $25 you will receive a pack of 10, 4x6" postcards with two of each image.  The intention is for you to keep one set and mail the others out to people who will help spread the word about the dire need of the people of Vieques. 

I shot 10 rolls of film that week and have hundreds of images.  I needed to limit the scope of this to a manageable level.  Please check out my web site to see more, click on the blog post "Vieques"

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Thank you.

Risks and challenges

The only risk we run is not making this goal. This is a completely artistic social project. Travel and accommodation pricing varies throughout the year, I intend to make up any differences personally via local fundraising.

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    Pack of 10 postcards

    All 5 images of the damage left by hurricane Maria. two of each 4x6" postcards

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    limited edition print "Crushed"

    "Crushed"
    11X14' black and white archival print of the damage left in the wake of hurricane Maria. Only 100 of each print will be made in this edition. Please see the images in the story to choose your favorite.

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    limited edition print "Twisted"

    "Twisted and Barred"
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    limited edition print "Horses"

    "A New Home for Wild Horses?"
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    limited edition print "Trapped"

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    limited edition print "Inside Out"

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