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Framing Haiti: A Foreign Photojournalist's Exhibits

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I. The Project

II. fundUS

III. More Ways to Help

IV. Stay Updated!

V. For Reporters

I. The Project

SLIDE-SHOW SCRIPT

Hello. My name is Brad Workman. I am an independent photojournalist and the founding manager of Turning World Communications. Thank you for your attention. "Framing Haiti" is a long-term, patron-funded photojournalism exhibits project. The project has two main goals. The first goal is to create from 80 existing images three enduring, framed exhibits that focus on Haiti's enduring social and political struggles, some of which I observed and recorded during 22 visits since 2003. The second goal is to make the exhibits free for display venues to receive and return. Turning World will also produce a print catalogue for each exhibit. Your financial contributions, however, will be used only for constructing exhibits, any needed maintenance, and all possible costs of shipping exhibits.

The "Framing Haiti" exhibits will be designed by Turning World using the 80 images shown in this slide show. Each exhibit will be produced using methods and materials that, with proper care, will preserve it for at least decades. The exhibits will be built and paid for in two stages of 40 pictures each. After the first 40 pictures have been framed a venue can request exhibit number one entitled "Framing Haiti: Brief Camp Biographies." After all 80 pictures have been framed a venue can request exhibit one, exhibit two entitled "Framing Haiti: Capital Agitations," or exhibit three (all 80 pictures) entitled "Framing Haiti: Brief Camp Biographies and Capital Agitations." After its debut in a venue chosen by Turning World each exhibit will then be available free for display at any venue the company considers legitimate. However, non-profit educational venues will receive top priority, and other non-profit venues will get second priority. A venue will simply need to pay any shipping costs for which project funds are unavailable. The maximum uninterrupted display time for any exhibit will be three months.

The three "Framing Haiti" exhibits catalogues will be created by Turning World and published first using the "on demand" model, which means catalogues are not printed until sold. It is the same model I used to publish five Haiti-based issues of Turning World Magazine. Turning World will provide a free digital version of each catalogue to each exhibit venue and help keep down the cost to any interested others by offering a softback and by not adding a profit margin to any sale price.

Framing images for exhibition is worthwhile for many reasons. People can discuss an exhibit face-to-face, which is an experience no product or technology can replace. An exhibit can also generate local media coverage for the subject matter, for the exhibit's sources, and for the venue. An exhibit is also a chance for the venue and the exhibit's sources to potentially reach new audiences. Moreover, people who allocate time and energy and resources to visit an exhibit might engage more deeply with the subject matter, the exhibit's sources, and the venue. Exhibiting has other benefits. But, in short, the "Framing Haiti" project can help Turning World fulfill its non-partisan mission.

Today's estimated cost to construct the "Framing Haiti" exhibits is $100 for each framed image. The cost includes a 22x26-inch aluminum frame and all the services and archival materials Turning World needs to assemble by hand the components to each framed image. The estimate is based on experience and research. Regardless, you should review all the project details, including the financial reporting plan, on the campaign Web page at turningworld.org/framinghaiti. On that page you can also see the different gifts patrons get for contributing to "Framing Haiti."

The project will end unless we raise enough to frame the first 40 images — or roughly $4,000 — by April 29, 2020 (five years from project launch), and all fundraising will end April 29, 2025. But I kindly ask you to demonstrate your faith in Turning World and your support of the "Framing Haiti" objectives by contributing today at any level shown on the campaign page. Then, tell a friend. If you are not ready to pledge today then please think about it or contact me with any question. Hopefully, you will then come back and contribute at a comfortable level. And thanks again for your attention.

II. fundUS

The premiums below are expressions of gratitude for "Framing Haiti" patrons. Premiums may also help involve patrons in the project and be incentives to some. Patrons (non-governmental adults only, please) should presume they will be acknowledged publicly by amount contributed and by name, by the name of the contributing organization, or both. Your contribution at any level will be helpful.

A. PREMIUM LEVELS

$5

DIGITAL COPY of "Facing the Quake: Impromptu Portraits from Haiti's Post-catastrophe Encampments." It is the 76-page second-quarter, 2011 issue of Turning World Magazine.


contribute $5


$15

DIGITAL COPY of "Downtown: Seeing Human Need in the Heart of Port-au-Prince." It is the 74-page second-quarter, 2012 issue of Turning World Magazine. You also get the $5 premium.


contribute $15


$25

DIGITAL COPY of "The Endless Tremble: A Vagabond's Glimpse of Post-quake Haiti." It is the 108-page fourth-quarter, 2011 issue of Turning World Magazine. You also get the $15 and $5 premiums.


contribute $25


$40

DIGITAL COPY of "A Lingering Disease: Photographs on Cholera and Conditions in Haiti." It is the 128-page first-quarter, 2012 issue of Turning World Magazine. You also get the $25, $15, and $5 premiums.


contribute $40


$65

HAND-WRITTEN "Thank You" on a Turning World photo postcard with hand-applied stamp. The image will be from the "Framing Haiti" project. You also get the $40, $25, $15, and $5 premiums.


contribute $65


$120

LIVE VIDEO conversation (at least one) using Skype™ or Windows Live® Messenger or Wire during which photojournalist and project director Brad Workman will express his gratitude. The talk will be at least one hour, if you wish. You also get the $65, $40, $25, $15, and $5 premiums.


contribute $120


B. PREMIUM DELIVERY

Premiums at the $5, $15, $25, and $40 levels will be available online immediately after you pledge. Risks aside, premiums at the $65 and $120 levels will be delivered or provided, at the latest, after your corresponding "Framing Haiti" pledge-drive segment ends — after either April 29, 2020, or April 29, 2025.

C. REFUNDS/RISKS

All contributions received will remain unspent unless they equal enough by April 29, 2020, to frame the first 40 images. If contributions received by that date are not enough then the project will end and all contributions will be fully refunded. Except funds needed for any maintenance (a broken frame, for example) contributions received before or after April 29, 2020, that are in excess of those needed to frame the first 40 images will remain unspent unless they equal enough by April 29, 2025, to frame the second 40 images. If contributions received by April 29, 2025, do not equal enough to maintain the framed images and frame the second 40 then all unobligated remaining contributions will be fully refunded. Regardless, any premiums previously provided will always be the patron's to keep. Contributions received by April 29, 2025, that are in excess of those needed to frame and maintain the first 40 images and frame the second 40 will not be refunded but used instead first to maintain all 80 framed images and then to pay all possible costs of shipping the exhibits to and from venues.

Even if the contributions received are always enough to move the project successfully forward then there is, naturally, still some risk that unforeseen events or conditions will prevent or delay attainment of all the project's goals or delivery of a premium. If you wish to contribute more than $5 total you may thus want to make multiple contributions toward your total as the project makes progress and the April 29, 2020 and 2025 pledge-drive deadlines approach.

D. FINANCIAL REPORTS

Beginning approximately four months after project launch date (April 30, 2015) Turning World will post either on this page or via link(s) from this page quarterly income/expense reports so patrons can see how and where their money was spent.

First Quarterly Report (posted Aug. 25, 2015): No contributions were received.

Second Quarterly Report (posted Nov. 25, 2015): No contributions were received.

Third Quarterly Report (posted Feb. 27, 2016): No contributions were received.

Fourth Quarterly Report (posted May 25, 2016): No contributions were received.

Fifth Quarterly Report (posted August 26, 2016): No contributions were received.

Sixth Quarterly Report (posted November 26, 2016): No contributions were received.

Seventh Quarterly Report (posted February 12, 2017): No contributions were received.

Eighth Quarterly Report (posted May 12, 2017): No contributions were received.

Ninth Quarterly Report (posted Aug. 12, 2017): No contributions were received.

Tenth Quarterly Report (posted Nov. 12, 2017): No contributions were received.

III. More Ways to Help

Join our mailing list and follow us on Twitter: Stay Updated!

Spread the word on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or on your other social media accounts. The address to share is: http://www.turningworld.org/framinghaiti

Suggest creative, free ways for Turning World to promote the project. To make a suggestion please send an email to "framing_haiti_promos" at turningworld.org with "Promotions Ideas" written in the email subject line.

IV. Stay Updated!

A. VIA EMAIL

To receive project updates and subscribe to the Turning World mailing list please send an email to "framing_haiti_updates" at turningworld.org with "Stay Updated!" written in the email subject line. You will also then receive by email a link to download a free, digital copy of the "Third Quarter, 2012" issue of Turning World Magazine entitled "Haiti Haiti Déjà Vu: 25 Photographs from the Magazine's First Year."

B. VIA "Twitter"

Click to follow Turning World on Twitter: http://twitter.com/turning_world.


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V. For Reporters

A. CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS

Turning World welcomes all questions and interview requests from mass-audience and alternative or niche media staff members and freelancers. Please call (1) (561) 309-6887. After hours or if Brad Workman is overseas you should reach an assistant or hear a recorded message. The company's Skype™ name is turningworld. Email is a strong option anytime. Kindly write to "framing_media" at turningworld.org.

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For interview requests, please try to provide (or have on hand) as much of the following helpful information as possible:

Find more information that may be helpful on the Turning World News page and, perhaps, on other pages of this simple site. Also, please join our mailing list and follow us on Twitter. Thank you.

Turning World Communications
P.O. Box 102
Spindale, NC 28160
USA

B. NEWS RELEASES AND PHOTO DOWNLOADS

The materials below are for free, non-exclusive use in journalistic reports about the "Framing Haiti" patron-funded photojournalism exhibits project. Is there something you need but do not see here? If "yes" then please send a request by email to "framing_media" at turningworld.org.

I. News Releases

April 30, 2015: Independent Photojournalist Launches Campaign to Fund Exhibits on Haiti's Enduring Struggles

II. Haiti Photos

Framing Haiti Media - Photo 1"Brief Camp Biographies" portrait. Sept. 22, 2010.

JPEG (4.43 MB)

Framing Haiti Media - Photo 2"Brief Camp Biographies" portrait. May 5, 2010.

JPEG (4.48 MB)

Framing Haiti Media - Photo 3"Brief Camp Biographies" portrait. May 6, 2010.

JPEG (5.06 MB)

III. Magazine Covers

Third Quarter, 2012 - Issue CoverThird Quarter, 2012

THIRD QUARTER, 2012 - JPEG (2.57 MB)

Second Quarter, 2012 - Issue CoverSecond Quarter, 2012

SECOND QUARTER, 2012 - JPEG (2.99 MB)

First Quarter, 2012 - Issue CoverFirst Quarter, 2012

FIRST QUARTER, 2012 - JPEG (3.06 MB)

Fourth Quarter, 2011 - Issue CoverFourth Quarter, 2011

FOURTH QUARTER, 2011 - JPEG (3.94 MB)

framing_media@turningworld.org

IV. Photo of Brad Workman

A digital head-and-shoulders image suitable for publication is available by request to "framing_media" at turningworld.org.


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