I’m headed back to Baghdad in a couple of weeks and am putting a new project together. Many of you might remember Jim Hubbard’s Shooting Back project from back in the day, when he gave homeless kids his cameras to see what they would shoot. A technique most recently and successfully imitated with the Born Into Brothels project.
Anyway, long story short, I’m planning on taking a dozen cheap point and shoots to Iraq and distributing them to a diverse group of kids in Bagdad. I’m figuring 12 kids will shoot an averae of one roll of film per week, so over 8 weeks that would be about 100 rolls of film.
I’ve been able to line up back-end sponsorship- gallery space in LA, printing, framing, and promotion. What I am really looking for is someone who can foot the bill for the cameras (I’m looking at ones that cost about $20 ea.) and the film.
Also, I’m going to need a scanner.
I’m going to process the film locally in Baghdad so the kids can get prints back, and so I can interview them about what they’ve shot and why.
Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. If worse comes to worst, I’ll just foot the bill myself, but if anyone out there knows somebody who would be interested in helping out, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please reply to me privately. Looking forward to hearing from one and all.
[a former member]
2005-11-13 00:31:36 UTC
Jun 24 2006
United Arab Emirates