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Andy & Susan travel the globe discovering unknown photographers and sharing their knowledge, culture and story!

A Travel Photography Show Like No Other! 

Unknown Photographer is about discovering the burning passion that lives inside all of us around every corner of the world! We are going to travel the globe uniting people and places through one universal language: the power of photography.


We already finished filming season one and there are four completed episodes already up on http://www.blackrapidtv.com. The first season of the show was an experiment. We knew we wanted to travel around the USA, meet people with inspirational stories and photograph them and somehow turn it into a TV show! It worked and we're really proud of everything we accomplished, but the biggest realization of the entire adventure was how powerful photography can be.

The Plan For Season Two

So for Season 2, we want to change it up a bit and go back to our true roots - Photography! We want to showcase the power of photography, the power of the human spirit and the power of adventure, all in one show!

The concept is pretty basic, but we think it's amazing!

We are going to be traveling around the globe continuously for 1 year, armed with only our cameras and the gear on our backs. We'll be discovering unknown photographers and sharing their photographic knowledge, exploring their culture and documenting their stories while capturing it all on film! Think of it like an Anthony Bourdain meets photography type show!

In each episode we’ll visit a new city and meet a new Unknown Photographer. Each episode is meant to teach the viewers about photography, inspire them to follow their dreams and discover great photographers and techniques that would otherwise go unheard.

Starting in Asia, we are going to work our way west through India, into the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America and landing in Mexico on December 21, 2012. We've mapped out all potential locations we'd like to visit. Our final itinerary will depend on the support and feedback we gain from people like YOU!

  • Hong Kong
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Jakarta
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Israel
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Morocco
  • Tanzania
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

This show is for ALL of us. We want YOU to be involved as much as you can. If you have an Internet connection, you have the ability to participate in our journey. We are making this show completely interactive through our blog, facebook, twitter, etc. This show is about all of us exploring photography together.

If you live in one of the locations we are visiting, we encourage you to contact us. We need everyone's help to make this possible! This project is our way to unite the photography community and connect us all. The power of photography is nothing without photographers!

The SupportFor this crazy idea to be possible we need your help. We've received some funding already but it's not enough to complete our journey. Your donations are going to help cover everything from:

  • Production
  • Airfare 
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Transportation

The Why
Photography is a need, not a want! It documents history, evokes human emotion and captures moments in our lives that will never happen again. This project is our way to showcase and share the importance of photography. It's our way to discover inspiration from all over the world. It's our way to have the world teach each other. We want to give photographers a voice, a chance, and an opportunity to share their talents with the world.

This is our way to pay it forward.

From the bottom of our hearts: THANK YOU.

Sincerely,

Susan Roderick & Andy Strachwsky 


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