Film & video, Art & photography, Documentaries

Project visual Silvermine
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Monday, August 13, 2012
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Silvermine is a documentary about an amazing photo collection, made from the memories of ordinary people in China. Have a look at the video to see the first part. I need your help to shoot the second part !

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It has been 3 years that Thomas Sauvin, a french photo curator based in Beijing, is collecting photo negatives from ordinary people in China. He founds this negatives in a huge dump near the capital. He has already collected a half million of pictures. 

Most of them were taken from 1985 to 2005 : from the first mainstream Kodak camera in 1985 - to the rise of digital and the end of film around 2005.... It is a treasure made from memories of random people. The pictures tell a lot about all the huge changes that China went through this last two decades. They show a new China, the China of luna parcs, the China of consumption, the China of economic growth.

Thomas collects all these photos in order to show them in exhibitions all around the world. Martin Parr, the well-known photographer, and also a photo collector, supports the project.


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I already shoot the first part of the documentary. You can see it online. Now I need to shoot the second part in Singapore where Thomas will make his first huge exhibition for the Art Biennal in october.

Choose your reward

For €5 and more

Votre nom dans la liste des remerciements.

For €15 and more

La contrepartie précédente + une carte postale tirée du projet Silvermine avec un mot de remerciement envoyée de Pekin.

For €25 and more

La contrepartie précédente + une invitation à la projection de lancement du documentaire à Paris.

For €40 and more

La contrepartie précédente + le DVD Silvermine avec les bonus, dédicacé par le réalisateur.

For €100 and more

La contrepartie précédente + des négatifs récupérés de la décharge pekinoise

For €300 and more

Un tirage numéroté et signé par Thomas Sauvin 20x30
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For €600 and more

La contrepartie précédente + une journée d’initiation au media de votre choix (video, montage, écriture de webdoc)

For €3,000 and more

le logo de votre organisation dans le générique de début et sur le site internet Silvermine.

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