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What is "Last stop: freedom"?
It is a photographic documentary project that aims to show the refugees' situation through words and images.
Our intention is to follow the path the refugees traverse, since the moment they get into Europe and until they find asylum. We want to document the difficulties they face at the borders and make their situation more visible.
Our main goals are to inform and raise awareness about the reality of being a war refugee.
The results of the project will be:
- A travelling national photographic exhibition.
- The presentation and publication of a photobook, with the images and stories gathered during the trip.
When will it be conducted?
In February 2016 we will head to Greece to begin from there the route until Germany, going through Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. After returning from our journey, we will dedicate several months to work on the results of the project, imint to present them in the summer months of this year.
Why do we need you?
2015 has been the year of the greatest human exodus of all time, comparing even with the numbers of the Second World War.
More than a million people have fled from the Syrian war seeking for asylum in Europe. And it is only now that more information about this issue is starting to be shown in the media.
Many of us did not know about the magnitude of the Syrian war and its consequences because no one told us about it. "Last stop: freedom" wants to emphasize the importance that this drama deserves and tell real stories about people, who also have a full name.
We want to get you involved in our project so you are part of the change as well, and so you can help us to make sure that more people know about this situation; therefore, they can **act*, or not, basing their decision on an objective reality.
About the contributions.
As you know, we need the support from all of you to be able to go through with this project. That is why we chose crowdfunding, a collective funding system that allows people to support a cause with which they feel identified.
This funding method is our approach to make that "Last stop: freedom" reaches more people, since we consider that the results of this project will generate a long term benefit for the whole community.
All the contributions will be destinated strictly to "Last stop: freedom" and the expenses generated by the project.
Expenses derived from the transfers and materials that are needed for the journey.
Edition and impression of the photobooks.
Expenditures generated by the campaign rewards.
Management and administrative expenses, such as taxes, Paypal fees and platform charges.
We have reduced our journey expenses to the minimum, since a great part of the contributions will be destined to perform the results of the project.
What happens if we raise more than expected or if an external sponsorship to this campaign comes up?
That would be great because, in case of exceeding the established quantity, we would be able to substantially improve our project and make it more complete.
Our goals, in the case of raising more funds, would be the following (in priority order):
Extend our time in the field to gather more information.
Perform and upload a video diary to tell you all the news about the route and our impressions about the situation.
Improve the photobook (more pages, better quality, etc.).
*If there still was money left over, because it turns out, for example, that we DUPLICATE our initial target, then we will be happy to donate all the remaining funds to an NGO of humanitarian help in Greece, which has the greatest needs at this point.
In exchange to your help we want to reward you with some little gifts related to our project. According to the quantity provided, you will be able to opt to one or several rewards that appear in the right square of this exact web page.
The rewards will be sent once the journey is over. The exact dates will be available in the project blog shortly.
If you live outside of Spain, you will have to choose the quantity you want to donate and contribute as well as 10 euros extra, so we can make the international shipping of your rewards.
If you wish to make the donation in the name of someone else, as a solidarity gift, indicate the address where you want us to send the rewards to, and specify in the form to whom it is for. We can send a gift card to your email once the campaign is over.
All the images of the rewards are indicative and may suffer changes regarding color and/or design.
Your name will be mentioned in the photobook acknowledgments.
We will send to your home a postcard with one of the photographs of the project.
6. Framed photograph
The photobook is the most valued reward by us, since it will assemble the results of this project in it. It will include full-color photographs printed in high-quality photographic paper and will be accompanied by their stories.
8. Photo session with Alicia Petrashova.
Photo session in the exterior, Granada or Alicante.
The reward is limited to the first 5 requests.
9. Official sponsor + publicity + honorary guest in the exhibition.
In addition to all that, you have the option of receiving any of these rewards outside of Spain with the international shipping.
How to make your contribution.
The method is easy. You chose the quantity you would like to donate or the rewards that are the most appealing to you and you click on the selected choice.
To be able to make your contribution, a registration or a log-in with your Facebook account is required, but that won't take you more than two minutes.
Afterwards, the page will ask you for some personal data so we know who you are, even though you can also make an anonymous contribution, if that is your wish. This is a safe collection method and your personal data, such as your email or home address, will only be used by us to contact you or send you the rewards.
The payment can be made through a credit card or PayPal.
We've made a video explaining how this works in case you still have any doubts about it.
We invite you to make us any kind of consultation if you have problems with the payment or doubts about the safety of this method. Write us an email to email@example.com and we will answer you within 24h.
Freelance photographer with experience in social projects and a future Social Worker. I define myself as an unceasing entrepreneur.
My passions are photography and people. I believe in humanity and in the image as a tool to merge people, as well as a tool to make a social protest.
The power of photography has the ability to take us to other worlds and to awaken consciences.
"We photographers do not have anything to say but we do have a lot to show."
Raquel Ferrando Tavira
Potential writer with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a great interest in human relationships.
I want to embody the –so far ignored– voices on paper; the pain, the relief and the fear, all drawn with words in a way that only lyric can express, so it can be listened with the eyes.
And, to conclude...
This platform facilitates us a blog through which we will update all the news of the project and we will publish the last news, so we keep you all our patrons informed.
We consider that communication is crucial, therefore we are open to any kind of doubts and suggestions that may arise from the collaborative persons.
You can write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment right here and we will try to answer you as soon as possible.