Women of Akunnaak, Greenland - Photo Documentary

An art residency in the heart of an Arctic village

Project visual Women of Akunnaak, Greenland - Photo Documentary
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12/03/2020
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€1.873
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Women of Akunnaak, Greenland - Photo Documentary

<p>Come and meet an Arctic village by supporting a documentary photography project.</p> <h2>AN UNUSUAL ART RESIDENCY</h2> <p>In the heart of winter on the west coast of Greenland, the small village of Akunnaaq (<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Akunnaaq,+Groenland/@68.745219,-52.3471801,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4e8d7abcbad0c703:0x3f846a069a8440fd!8m2!3d68.744195!4d-52.3289967" target="_blank">68 &deg; 44&#39;N - 52 &deg; 21&#39;W</a>), around fifty inhabitants, will welcome four artists of different horizons. Hosted under one roof to take the time to <strong>create, exchange, meet</strong> Greenlanders and share their daily life, for one month.</p> <p>An artist residency <a href="https://lemanguier.net/artistes-en-arctique-2020/" target="_blank">Le Manguier</a>, supported by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/fujifilmfrance/" target="_blank">Fujifilm</a> and <a href="http://hanslucas.com/society" target="_blank">Hans Lucas</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/649938/theo-glace-2-1571914632-1574607948-1582572038.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p style="text-align:right">(photo by Th&eacute;o Giacometti, a former resident)</p> <h2>THE PROJECT</h2> <p>Here, I&#39;m interested in <strong>the people, who make Greenland a country as much as a territory</strong>. More particularly women, for what they convey of the transmission of values, family and community heritage, life lesson and love. And maybe because I&#39;m a woman.<br /> <br /> Photograph <strong>landscapes and dwellings</strong>, while taking the time to discover yourself, forge links, to reveal yourself to each other. Then, photograph <strong>moments of life, portraits</strong>. A photographic project for a month, to take the time to understand what makes Greenlandic identity, in order to offer a sincere and sensitive visual testimony.<br /> <br /> Between the confined heat of the interiors and the freezing cold of the exterior areas; between festive community and solitary hunting; between isolation and internet connection; between sled dogs and snowmobiles.<strong> To meet one people, a vision of the world.</strong></p> <h2>CYANOTYPES</h2> <p>This environment inspired me the desire to reconnect with the blue magic of <strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype" target="_blank">cyanotype</a> printing</strong>, by experimenting with direct impressions mixed with the use of negatives. It is an <strong>old alternative photo process</strong>. Two chemicals (but non-toxic) are mixed and applied to paper to make it photo-sensitive. We then put objects and / or a negative on the paper, then we expose it for ten minutes in the sun. The paper will then take a Prussian blue hue on the exposed parts, and remain white on the others. Rinse with water, resulting in a <strong>unique handmade print</strong>.<br /> <br /> <strong>The children of the village will be able to discover this technique during a workshop</strong> which I will animate in collaboration with their teacher.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/649950/_LTU7591-1582575222.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <h2>STATMENT</h2> <p>My images want to tell <strong>sensitive, sincere and documented stories</strong>, with a fondness for the wildest places.<br /> They seek to explore the <strong>relationship between man and his environment</strong>, in clean and authentic images.<br /> <br /> Please have a look at my portfolio here: <a href="http://lorraineturci.com/" target="_blank">lorraineturci.com</a></p> <h2>WHO AM I?</h2> <p>French photographer, I studied photography at the Beaux-Arts in Nantes and at the University of Paris VII. I spent several years in Montreal (Canada), then embarked as a photographer on cruise-expedition boats to travel the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.<br /> <br /> Last year, I followed a university course in documentary photography, and now work on long-term projects with personal writing.<br /> <br /> My work has been exhibited internationally and has been awarded several times. It recently received a &quot;favorite from the ANI&quot;, was a finalist of the &quot;Info d&#39;or digital info visa&quot; from France Info 2019 and the &quot;Student photo reportage prize&quot;, was a winner of the SIPA Awards 2018.<br /> <br /> The production studio Hans Lucas support and display my pictures since 2019.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/649954/St_Andrew-15b-72-1582575366.jpg" width="100%" /></p>

Allocation of funds

<h2>USE OF FUNDS</h2> <p>The fund-raising is set at &euro; 1,800, but this trip will actually cost me a minimum of &euro; 4,000 (participation fees at the residence &euro; 2,800, plane tickets at &euro; 1,300, photo and cyanotype equipment, equipment for the cold). The fees charged by Kisskissbankbank are &euro; 144.<br /> <br /> <strong>This presale will cover a part of tthe art residency particpation costs</strong> amounting to &euro; 2800, for heating, food, accommodation and travel on-site,<strong> as well as the equipment for the cyanotypes</strong>.<br /> <br /> Also, <strong>Fujifilm is supporting this project</strong> by lending a medium format camera.</p> <h2>WHAT IF WE GO FURTHER?</h2> <p>If we reach more: Thank you !!!!!!! I can then finance exhibitions on my return.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/649956/78182789_10221439094231963_6712488057729187840_o-1582575393.jpg" width="100%" /></p>

Rewards

Featured reward

Limited quantity - POSTCARDS AND CYANOTYPE, size "S"

€35

  • 3 contributions
4 postcards of the project a UNIQUE cyanotype 10x14cm signed the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

THE DIGITAL NOTEBOOK

€9

  • 1 contribution
the digital notebook of the project, report in images and texts of this finalized project I will also keep you informed of the different publications and invite you to the exhibitions that will follow with a newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

POSTCARDS

€20

  • 1 contribution
4 postcards of the project the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

PRINT, CYANOTYPE AND CATALOG, size "S"

€50

  • 4 contributions
a 10x15cm print of the project on Hahnemüle FineArt paper, signed a UNIQUE cyanotype 10x14cm signed the art residency's catalog, Éditions Le Bateau Givre, format 21 x 29.7cm in color, paperback (sent separately when it was released, in November 2020) the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

PRINT, CYANOTYPE AND CATALOG, size "M"

€100

  • 1 contribution
a 20x30cm print of the project on Hahnemüle FineArt paper, signed a UNIQUE cyanotype 10x14cm signed the art residency's catalog, Éditions Le Bateau Givre, format 21 x 29.7cm in color, paperback (sent separately when it was released, in November 2020) the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

PRINT, CYANOTYPE AND CATALOG, size "L"

€250

a 40x60cm print of the project on Hahnemüle FineArt paper, signed a UNIQUE cyanotype 20x28cm signed the art residency's catalog, Éditions Le Bateau Givre, format 21 x 29.7cm in color, paperback (sent separately when it was released, in November 2020) the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

PRINT, CYANOTYPE AND CATALOG, size "XL"

€450

a 50x70cm print of the project on Hahnemüle FineArt paper, signed and numbered a UNIQUE cyanotype 20x28cm signed the art residency's catalog, Éditions Le Bateau Givre, format 21 x 29.7cm in color, paperback (sent separately when it was released, in November 2020) the project's digital notebook and the newsletter

Estimated delivery: April 2020

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