Camargue, gardians d'avenir

Through photos and text, this book portrays an attitude towards life and the will to remain dignified, resistant and free!

Project visual Camargue, gardians d'avenir
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11/28/2015
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Edition 2015

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Camargue, gardians d'avenir

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Camargue has long been a source of fascination for travellers to the Rhone delta in southern France, with its wide open spaces where wild horses have roamed for centuries and the glamour of the Riviera to the West has been resolutely kept at bay.

 

It is also the home of a unique form of bull fighting that, unlike its Spanish counterpart, does not result in killing. It involves a strange dance between man and beast where both can achieve star status, and continues to fascinate many in the region and beyond.

 

And yet this extraordinary culture that has shaped

 

the aesthetic and imagination of the South of France is under threat – from regulation, environmental change and, in the eyes of those at the heart of it, our collective demand for a sanitised version of culture.

 

This book ( +exhibition) showcases the fascinating world of the ‘manadiers’, the men and women on horseback who raise the wild bulls of Camargue and stage the extraordinary spectacles of the bull races. 

 

Photographers Roger Job and Gaëlle Henkens not only beautifully capture the essence of this ancient culture, but through stunning imagery and thoughtful commentary, raise some very real questions about our modern definitions of authenticity, heritage and nature itself.

 

 

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Allocation of funds

We shall use the money wet got to produce pictures and interviews of important people in Camargue free-running herds.  With this original and well documented information material we shall be efficient in order to negotiate a book with a well known publisher.

What do we need to pay?

From 2016 to mid 2017 we’ll need to go 20 times to Camargue region.  By Ryanair airline or by car:  6.000€

Accommodation: 4.000 €

Flash memory technology, hard disk, computer accessory, batteries: 2.000€

Post production: 2.000€

Repair: 1.000€

Telephone charges: 600€

Presents to “gardians” (cowboys) : Belgian beer and chocolate : 400€

Wireless microphone: 200€

KKBB charges: 6%

If we get some more money it’ll be use in an exhibition.

 

 

Choose your reward

For €5

Thank you for your support. We don’t feel alone anymore!
  • Backers: 6

For €12

A big thank you and a postcard with a picture taken on site, sent to you from Camargue + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 10

For €25

A very big thank you and one special Camargue bull meat sausage sent to you + a postcard included with a picture taken on site + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 12

For €50

A great big thank! an autographed book signed by the authors + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 72

For €75

A super super big thank you + an autographed book signed by the authors + a picture of Camargue (10 X 15 cm) printed on ChromaLuxe (an exciting, new high-definition display option that transforms your photos into vibrant works of art, and have an extremely durable, scratch-resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth). For more info, take a look at Micheli lab in Brussels: http: //www.labojjmicheli.be/fr/chromaluxe. And of course your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 9
  • Availability: 91/100

For €100

A huge thank you + an autographed book signed by the authors + a postcard with a picture taken on site sent to you from Camargue + a quality print (30 x 40 cm) of a picture chosen by you, signed and numbered + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 26

For €150

An absolutely huge thank you + an autographed book signed by the authors + your name in the acknowledgments of the book + a quality print (30 x 40 cm) of a picture chosen by you, signed and numbered + a postcard with a picture taken on site sent to you from Camargue. And the best part? A calf born in a great manade (ranch) will be named after you! If it becomes a champion in bull races you’ll be world famous. As a bull.
  • Backers: 9

For €300

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts + a postcard with a picture taken on site sent to you from Camargue + a quality print (30 x 40 cm) out of our best pictures, chosen by you, signed and numbered + a picture of Camargue (20 X 30 cm) printed on ChromaLuxe (an exciting, new high-definition display option that transforms your photos into vibrant works of art, and have an extremely durable, scratch-resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth). For more info, take a look at Micheli lab in Brussels: http: //www.labojjmicheli.be/fr/chromaluxe + an autographed book signed by the authors + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backer: 1

For €500

Our deepest gratitude + an autographed book signed by the authors + 2 quality prints (30 x 40 cm) out of our best pictures chosen by you, signed and numbered + a picture of Camargue (20 X 30 cm) printed on ChromaLuxe (an exciting, new high-definition display option that transforms your photos into vibrant works of art, and have an extremely durable, scratch-resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth). For more info, take a look at Micheli lab in Brussels: http: //www.labojjmicheli.be/fr/chromaluxe + a bottle of wine from the Pic Saint Loup terroir. And a Camargue bull sausage, for good measure + your name in the acknowledgments of the book.
  • Backers: 2

For €1,000

Our deepest gratitude + an autographed book signed by the authors + your name in the acknowledgments of the book + 2 quality prints (30 x 40 cm) chosen by you, signed and numbered + 6 bottles of wine from the Pic Saint Loup terroir. And the aforementioned sausage.
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery December 2016

For €2,500

A special invitation to the LAFON ranch for the calf-marking day (with a hot iron). This special day includes a demonstration of bull sorting, a meeting with the herdsmen, a traditional meal, and cowboy games in the arena. The date will be selected based on the availability of the ranch owner at the end of 2016. This invitation will include a return ticket (Ryanair) from London Stansted to Carcassonne for 2 people and two nights at the “Auberge du Cèdre” in Cazeneuve: http: / /www.auberge-du-cedre.com + an autographed book signed by the author with your name in VIP list in the acknowledgments of the book. And our eternal gratitude for playing such a key part in enabling us to accomplish this labour of love of ours.
  • Backer: 1

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