Category Archives: Crowdfunders

Alec Soth : Winnebago Workshop

Photographer Alec Soth successfully raises funds via Kickstarter for an art school on wheels called Winnebago Workshop

Created by Alec Soth and emanating from the photographer’s Little Brown Mushroom business, the Winnebago Workshop is effectively an art school on wheels that pairs artists with teenagers to create multimedia stories through art and photography. It is all about exploring visual storytelling (Soth’s specialty) which he hopes will inspire young creatives to explore the world outside of a classroom context. A Kickstarter campaign to attract backers ran through the months of October and November 2015, successfully raising over US$66,000 to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences to young artists.

Magnum member and one of the most influential photographers today, Alec Soth has created more than 20 photo books within the past decade, including Gathered Leaves and, most recently, Songbook, published in 2014.

Blog page image attribution: By Jolson239 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons (cropped by republisher)

Photo Book – Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt

Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt by Donald Weber and Arthur Bondar is published by Schilt Publishing Amsterdam.

Bondar is a freelance photographer from Ukraine who shoots his own documentary projects, and a multiple award winner who has been widely published and exhibited since 2010.

Early in 2014 Arthur Bondar was added to the VII Photo two-year mentor programme. The programme pairs emerging photographers with VII Photo’s members who help them build and develop their skills and professional practice, as well as create relationships with editors, publishers and galleries (see article in the British Journal of Photography).

View Barricade: The EuroMaidan Revolt (Special edition) at Arthur Bondar’s website »

Schilt Publishing recently sold out of 100 copies of the special limited edition of the book.

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Donald Weber is the author of two other books – Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl and Interrogations – and is a recipient of numerous awards. The former publication won the Photolucida Book Prize and the latter book was selected for inclusion in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s The Photobook: A History, Volume III.

Also watch

Signatures of War_Crowdfunding from Arthur Bondar on Vimeo.