Notable: Need Funding For That Photography Project? Try Crowdsourcing the Money

In Article, Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photographer on February 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm


Stanley Greenberg from “Time Machines”

We were visiting the Gitterman Gallery in New York last year and Tom Gitterman introduced us to one of his artists, Stanley Greenberg. On the table were an array of images for the future ”Time Machines” book … striking Black and White shots of particle accelerators Stanley had been photographing over several years.

Now the back story on the project and its funding is documented in an article found in the current issue of PDN.

Stanley used “Kickstarter”, a web based funding mechanism to obtain the needed funds for his project:

When Stanley Greenberg decided to use Kickstarter to raise the $13,000 he needed to pay for the printing of his new book, Time Machines, he had a finished project to show potential donors.

Greenberg has spent the last three years photographing supercolliders, particle accelerators and other physics labs with help from grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation Artists and Writers in Antarctica program. He had even gotten a New York State Arts grants to pay for the design of the book. With everything done except the printing, Greenberg was able to say to funders: “All I need is a fraction of the whole budget and it’ll be done and you’ll get a book.”

To read the entire story see: PDN

For information on Kickstarter: Kickstarter

And of course: The Gitterman Gallery

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