Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 10, 2011.

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      Creator jill Vexler on August 15, 2011

      Dear Eric,
      We met in Addis when I had just arrived to work with AHOPE and the drama team. I think we saw each other a couple of times during that month. I returned three months later, now exactly five years ago, to pick up my adoptive daughter, Tibarek, who will turn eleven in a few months. Olam ktan or tnish alem, my dear firend paula Rackoff invoted her cousin over to our home when she and her daughter were coming for Shabbat dinner. As I listened to them talk about family topics, I realized that your brother was talking about YOU. It ws such anodd moment, especially for Paula who was jsut getting to knwo her own cousin! Your work looks great and I always wish you well. Would love to keep in touch. Jill Vexler

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      Creator Marilyn & Steven Closson on July 19, 2011

      Looking good Eric....sure hope you reach your goal!!

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    SINCERE THANK YOU - Acknowledgement on my website, ericgottesman.net.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES - Web access to rare digital content from 10 years of working with Sudden Flowers including handwritten letters, pictures and funny dance videos.... not everything made it into the book.

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    POLAROID THANK YOU - A thank you note on a Polaroid picture that I take just for you (plus Behind the Scenes access).

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    EXHIBITION CATALOG - You will receive a first edition catalog of a solo exhibition of Sudden Flowers's work as well as work by American college students inspired by our work in Ethiopia (plus thank-you note and Behind the Scenes access).

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    THE MASK VIDEOS (DVD) - A rare first-edition DVD of award-winning Sudden Flowers short films directed by Eric Gottesman (plus exhibition catalog, thank-you note and Behind the Scenes access).

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    SIGNED BOOK + DVD - Shipped or handed to you upon publication (plus Behind the Scenes access).

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    VINTAGE SIGNED CONTACT PRINT + DVD - Made in my Ethiopia darkroom, these 3.5" x 4.5" prints are rough as my darkroom there was in my bathtub... but they are authentic and will be signed. Available until they run out (plus Behind the Scenes access).

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    LIMITED EDITION PHOTO + DVD - 11" x 14" Signed and editioned photographic print of the image at the end of the project description (below) titled "If I Were Not Who I Am, I Would Be a Singer." (plus a Polaroid thank-you note, DVD and Behind the Scenes access)

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    A NIGHT WITH THE ARTIST - Private tour of my solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT between July and October 2011, cocktails afterward at the Hartford establishment of your choice and conversation about art, the project or whatever you want to discuss for up to four people (plus one book, DVD and Behind the Scenes access).

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    A NIGHT WITH THE ARTIST - Private tour of your choice of several Boston-area exhibitions during 2012, cocktails afterward at the establishment of your choice and conversation about art, the project or whatever you want to discuss for up to four people (plus one book, DVD and Behind the Scenes access).

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    WORKSHOP - A day-long photographic seminar for up to 5 children (or adults) in the style of Sudden Flowers' photographic workshops. We will make art together and learn about photography (if beyond driving distance, travel not included). (plus rewards before the $500 level)

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    ART - One of 2 photographic cloths (10 feet x 3 feet). My original photographs printed on traditional Ethiopian cloths custom-made by weavers in Addis Ababa to match the colors and designs of the photographs. These are unique, unable to be duplicated and in limited supply.

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    ART PORTFOLIO - A suite of 3 specially selected, signed, limited edition 30" x 40" prints from the Sudden Flowers archive.

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