Art & photography, Photojournalism, Reporting
A three-year collaboration retrospective
« TENSIONS » is a magazine presenting a three year retrospective of the work of the Krasnyi Group - a full three years of social reportage.
Beyond this book, we wish to develop, a photo exhibition, also dedicated to our three years of coverage of social movements, in Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey and elsenwhere.
« TENSIONS » is part of a collective effort. The images will be the brainchild of 6 photographers and the texts will be written by social movement players.
The magazine will be in two languages: French and English.
We need your support to maintain our independence and successfully implement this entirely self-produced project.
Words and pictures for those who stay in the shadow.
With our images and the reports of the witnesses presented on the photos, with texts written by activists and people in the field, we would like to embody and give voice to those we followed or met in the last three years.
Traditional television channels or newpapers devote very little space to people living or surviving despite the avalanche of budget cuts, job cuts, the reduction of allowances, the increasing cost of living and housing or to those who face an increasingly restrictive immigration policy
These struggles of families to get by or of people who organize themselves to resist or change things, are too rarely found in the flow of media information. Yet they compose our daily environment which we would like to focus on.
So this retrospective aims to broaden our visibility, and somehow their visibility.
Specific topics within a general area.
During our various reports, some themes have been recurrent, such as housing, immigration, employment and many more.
Eleven have been selected specifically, grouped by chapter.
The link between all these themes is the problem of a society that is more concerned with generating money than caring about the welfare of its citizens.
Beyond the evidence, the focus will be firstly on how the society is imposing precarity on a majority of people who thereby pay for the crisis , and secondly to highlight the permanent struggle of the victims of its social injustices.
Who are we?
Founded in January 2011, we are a group of enthusiasts with a passion for images sharing the same uncompromising vision of the society in which we live.
Sharing the same interest in the social movement, the founding members decided to adopt as their main axis, a militant and socially engaged photographic and video work .
The political, social, economic or environmental tensions that run through our society convince us to be urgently in the field and to document the various forms of resistance that are being developed.
With our resources, we aim to build an instrument to give voice to the social players and to those left behind, victims of a system that leads them sometimes to poverty, sometimes to revolt.
The image that moves us and unites us is the image as a weapon for social change.
Broadcast media project
Our aim is to share our various reports, our meetings with a wider audience through the publication of a self-published paper magazine, as well as through the implementation of other communication media (photo exhibition, posters) .
This project will therefore not stop with the sole issue of our magazine but aims to expand our visibility through different means. Thus, for the release of « TENSIONS » is also for our Group . It will not only allow us to present the culmination of three years of work, it will be also a first step towards more thorough and regular work on the social scene.
This ambitious project primilary reflects a high level of personal investment in its inceptors.
First, the time spent developing reports, sometimes investigative work. Then, in its implementation which includes selection, editing, research contacts for drafting the text. And finally, much work to carefully layout the images so that they resonate with each other as much as with the texts.
But the birth of « TENSIONS » also requires an investment of money.
Upstream of the magazine, we have funded our trips ourselves, our on-site accommodation, etc. We bought our own camera equipment, sound, software. The present call for funds is to enable us to produce the magazine and broadcast media described above.
We estimate at 6500 € the funds needed to carry out our project, and we are seeking external funding of up to € 5000.
· Printing 500 copies of "Tensions" = € 4,500
· Printing 500 copies of "Tensions" = € 4,500
This appeal also gives you an opportunity to contribute to the collective effort by pre-purchasing the magazine and / or receiving photos and acknowledgments.
« TENSIONS » :
- To be published in December 2014
- First edition 500 copies
- Approximately 130 photographs accompanied by a dozen texts and legends.
- Size 205 / 270mm
- Laminated cover
- 117 pages internal / four-color printing.
I) Global mouvements against austerity
II) Bring back our jobs
III) Stop Repression
IV) Home sweet home
V) Too much (S)pain
VII) No border, no nation, Stop deportation !
VIII) Keep your RIGHT !
IX) Reclaim the Fields
XI) From Gezi to Erdogan…