Survivors

Can beauty prevail when innocent people are disfigured by acid attacks? Can they rise stronger than before, more empowered and determined?
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Tai Klan
Photography
Copenhagen
Denmark
3 Team Members

The exhibition and documentary project

Can beauty prevail when innocent people are disfigured by acid attacks? Can they rise stronger than before, more empowered and determined?

Award winning photographer Ken Hermann and videographer Tai Klan
travelled to Bangladesh to answer these questions.

Through the great efforts of the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) the numbers of acid attacks have gone down, however Bangladesh is a country
still plagued by acid attacks. In many cases the attack comes from within
the family, mostly due to disputes over honour, dowry, property or land.
Women, men and children are left with the painful physical and mental
scars that stay with them for the rest of their lives. 

Focusing on the positive and aesthetic aspects of these otherwise tragic
stories, Ken Hermann has created a strong portrait series, while Tai Klan
takes us really close to the portrayed with his moving short documentary. The project was in part realized in collaboration with the ASF in Bangladesh.

The complete project will be revealed at the KontraFrame gallery in Copenhagen duringthe annual Copenhagen Photo Festival June 7th 2013.

What we need

The money will go towards finishing the editing of the documentary, colorgrading & sound mixing and printing the photographs in a nice (hopefully) big format with framing for the exhibition. Beside that Suzette Frovin (journalist) is working on all the text for the project.

Supporting the project and helping to raise awareness about this worthwhile cause, we have put together some nice perks for you, ranging from 10-400 €. Hopefully you will like them but any donation amount is greatly appreciated.  

Support

We were lucky to get financial support from Amnesty International & The Danish Journalist Union to cover some of the expenses from the trip. 

The exhibition and documentary will require a total of 7.500€ to be completed. With 5.500 € pledged we feel confident to start the production and we will then cover the rest ourselves.

About

If you would like to know more about our work and us, you can visit our websites:

photographer www.kenhermann.com  

videographer www.taiklan.dk

journalist www.suzettefrovin.com

The End Result

After a hopefully successful exhibition, we plan to push the project to digital platforms, magazines, blogs and newspapers around the world. Our aim is that this will create a worldwide awareness about the cause and especially the foundation Acid Survivor Foundation (ASF) in Bangladesh and their great work. 

You can already support the ASF directly through their website, however we believe that engaging, rich and immersive content like the pictures and the documentary from the exhibition are capable of creating even more awareness and attention world wide. An awareness that wil eventually generate even more donations to this imporant cause.

If we reach our goal

If we reach our funding goal, we will ship the exhibition to the Acid Survivor Hospital in Bangladesh to lift up their spirit and let them enjoy the pictures we made together. 

Bonus info (out of budget)

If - by chance - this campaign catches wildfire and we raise heaps of cash, we would absolutely love to invite some of the survivors to Copenhagen and show them the exhibition. Although this might be a long shot, we think it would certainly boost the exhibition and would be a huge experience for the survivors. Further, their visit would help the message of acid survivors to reach an even greater audience within Denmark.

Please help spread the word...

If you are not able to help support the campaign financially, please share it with all your friends and network that might find it interesting. You never know, this might end up helping us even more! Thank you in advance.

behind the scene image

Behind the scene image 

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  • €10EUR
    Virtual fist bump

    We appreciate your help and send our love.

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    Behind the scene video

    This prek will give you access to a video with behind the scenes stuff from our journey. It will take you behind some of the images that we made. Photographer Ken Hermann will take you through some of the complex lighting and equipment setups and explain how he did it. Equipment used was the Broncolor lighting system and Hasselblad camera. Videographer Tai will talk about his technical setup and experience working in Bangladesh. The equipment used was Canons C300 and Cinema Prime Lens.

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    Fine Art Print (size A4)

    Fine art photography print of your choice in the size A4 21 x 29.7 cm. Printed on +300grams paper (exhibition quality). This incl. wordwide shipping and packing. (You can choose any of the photography and there will be approx. 20 different portraits - they will all be ready by mid-June)

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    Fine Art Print (50x70cm)

    Fine art photography print of your choice in the size 50 x 70 cm. Limited Edition of 10 printed by one of the best art printers in Denmark on museum quality fine art paper. All prints are signed and numbered. This incl. wordwide shipping in mailing tubes. (You can choose any of the photography and there will be approx. 20 different portraits - they will all be ready by mid-June)

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    Associate Producer

    Become an Associate Producer! Your credits will be seen in the film’s credits, on our website, and on imdb.com.

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    Fine Art Print (70x100cm)

    Fine art photography print of your choice in the size 70 x 100 cm. Limited Edition of 10 printed by one of the best art printers in Denmark on museum quality fine art paper. All prints are signed and numbered. This incl. wordwide shipped in mailing tubes. (You can choose any of the photography and there will be approx. 20 different portraits - they will all be ready by mid-June)

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    Producer

    Become a big time Producer! Credit seen in the film’s credits, website and on imdb.com. Furthermore you will get exclusive access to the film’s rough cut and have the opportunity to provide your feedback on a private Skype session!

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