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"100 Days of Protests" Photobook
Old 05-05-2017   #1
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"100 Days of Protests" Photobook

Update: The Kickstarter campaign did not reach its funding goal, but we are marching ahead and will self-publish the book anyway!

Dear friends --

I have been on this forum for quite some time, have learned a lot and made some great new friends! This time I need your help getting a photo book off the ground.

From day 1 to day 100 of the Trump presidency, I have been going to all protests in Washington D.C. (where I live) to document them with my camera. Of the thousands of photos that I have taken (on Ilford FP4 with my M4s), I have down selected the best 100 that I want to publish as a photo book. 100 photos for the first 100 days in office. To finance the print run of the book, I have set up a Kickstarter campaign which I was hoping you will check out and, who knows, even support:

http://kck.st/2pePB42

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-06-2017   #2
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Not a chance. Your agenda is clear.
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Not a chance what?
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A few of you have already made a pledge -- thank you guys, you rock!
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Not a chance what?
Politics? I can't see many Trump supporters buying in so you've already cut 45% of your market out
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Supporting another photographer should transcend politics. No matter what your political bend is, he is someone who has invested, pardon the pun, a huge! amount of time collecting a preparing the images for publication. I live in the city George Bush Sr. called "Little Beruit" due to the nature of our protest. To me, it's about a fellow photographer and his efforts to capture a moment in history.
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Sorry, watching "haters" try to disrupt, devalue, and nullify our successful democracy and it's 240 years of peaceful transfer of power, to try force their change by 1917 style revolution is not for me. I won't contribute to a book, nor even look at any more pictures.

Protest photography is the biggest cliche since selfies.
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i love the second picture, stefan. fantastic shot!
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Sorry, watching "haters" try to disrupt, devalue, and nullify our successful democracy and it's 240 years of peaceful transfer of power, to try force their change by 1917 style revolution is not for me. I won't contribute to a book, nor even look at any more pictures.

Protest photography is the biggest cliche since selfies.
I suppose you've never heard of that darn first amendment of the constitution, which has been part of the fabric of American life since 1791. I'm happy to see that protesting is still a thing Americans not only can do, but aren't afraid to do.

Beyond that, agree or disagree with their ideas, the photos are documenting actual events. I think anybody interested in history should be interested in having a copy of this book for the future.

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Politics? I can't see many Trump supporters buying in so you've already cut 45% of your market out
I'm going to be pedantic here, but technically it's more like 26%. If that.
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Good luck Giganova. I hope you are successful.
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Here's a few more pictures from the marches. Please keep it clean, I don't want us to get into political cat flights. This is photo journalism, nothing else.





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Then there's a few pictures that maybe I shouldn't show! :roll eyes:

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Please please please help me reach the fundraising goal to print the book by making a pledge on Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/2pePB42
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This is my favorite:

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Please please please help me reach the fundraising goal to print the book by making a pledge on Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/2pePB42
Most funding usually comes in during the last few days. You're doing good so far. Just keep us updated so nobody forgets.
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Good luck with your book!
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How about an update?
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Hi all!

Making good progress in achieving our fundraising goal! $2,200 have been pledged so far, with two weeks to go.

I've been busy getting quotes from book printers and we are working on the layout of the book. 100 pictures representing 100 days of protests against Trump, plus text. My niece Lucia Canton, who is working on her graduate degree in human rights, has written some fantastic text for the book that will put the "100 days of protests" into a historical context.

Please keep supporting our Kickstarter campaign so we can reach our goal and tell all your friends! And don't forget, the next birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc, is coming up, so feel free to buy a book or two as a gift

http://kck.st/2pePB42

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Here is an article on the web you might finds interesting:

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2017...ys-protests/#/
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Here is an article on the web you might finds interesting:

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2017...ys-protests/#/
Congrats on the PR
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From a friend north of the US, good luck Giganova! I enjoy the pictures, and they serve a great purpose as an instrument of documentation.
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I am sorry to report that we didn't reach the Kickstarter fundraising goal. $3k were pledged -- which is amazing! -- but in the end, I have to admit that I set the goal ($8k) too high.

But all is not lost: I am looking into self publishing now and are searching for a good printers to make this book a reality. If you guys have recommendations regarding a printer, please let me know.

Stay tuned!
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Don't you mean 26%

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https://mises.org/blog/26-percent-el...rs-voted-trump

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Too bad. Maybe you could try a book on the Clinton scandals or antifa violence. I'd contribute to that.
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I think not!
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I think not!

If I want to watch some looneys prancing around I will turn on MSNBC or CNN.
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This is about a photojournalism project, not politics. Keep it civil and your political views to yourself, please.
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I chose self publishing and are making steady progress on the book:

I made a selection of the 100 best photos, one for each day of "100 Days of Protests". My niece (a gifted writer who has a degree in human rights) is finalizing the text of the book. I am playing with a mockup of the book with little paper thumbnails of the photos and text placeholder (total fun, see below!) and started the design in Adobe InDesign. Received a few offers from printers, with a wide range of prices (about a factor of three!). Went to my bank today and they gave me a healthy line of credit for the book, so financing of the book is secure, yeah! I secured the web site domain and we are starting to design the web pages where people can share their experience, upload their own articles, and including an merchandise plugin so people can buy the book directly from the site.



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Still have to decide hard bound vs soft bound, foil stamp on the cover, image on the cover? Choices, choices, choices!

How do you like the covers of the books below? I think the Ed Ruschka design is wonderful!

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Good to see you're progressing! Looks like a fulfilling project too.

I second the Ed Ruscha cover.
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I'm entering the proposal/discussion late, but I hope you will find a way to fund this PJ project that will allow RFF colleagues to support it in exchange for the kind of perks you offered in the Kickstarter campaign. At the front end or at the back end.

As for covers, these models are more similar than varied, so it is graphically/structurally clear what you want. Considering cover color--given the subject matter-- I can't help suggesting that a meditation on what you'd convey by choosing red, or white, or blue would be worthwhile. For me (and only for instance), the polarizing choice between a traditionally republican red and a democratic blue (lower case emphasis here) is avoided by using white for purity of intent, for ideals, etc. But in another way, red simply says Look At Me! And that is important in a bookstore.

Keep us posted. My partner and I will want a copy. And thanks for going high and keeping it there when some of our colleagues wanted to go low.
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Maybe the DNC will fund you!
There's a distinct difference between protest and violent disruption of a democratic election result you don't care for. The latter is seditious and destructive of the very institutions the 'Resist' mob purports to value.
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