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A journey into the decay of a mill town that was once home.
Stephen Evans
Odenton, Maryland
United States
1 Team Member

The Backstory

My name is Stephen and I am a lifestyle, portrait & conceptual photographer in Maryland. I grew up in a small mill town in rural North Carolina. Good or bad, it's what I've always called "home" even though I now live hours away.

What once was a town where textile & paper mills supplied the majority of residents with decent jobs has now turned into a struggling community where jobs are scarce, drugs are rampant and shuttered storefronts are the norm.

Many of the rural farmers can no longer afford to maintain their crops and as a result many of them have fallen deep below poverty.

My aim is to preserve as much as I can, not just for the history of the town but for my children as well, before time and the elements take it all away. They need to be able to understand & appreciate the people, the lifestyle and the community that helped shape me into who I am today.


The Concept

My aim is to complete a photographic documentary of the area, the community, the people. I am seeking funding to help offset travel expenses & printing costs for the companion coffee table book that these images will be a part of. Presales of the book will begin in early October 2013.

There will also be limited edition prints of selected images for sale with proceeds of those going to Hannah's Place - a crisis center for women who are victims of domestic violence, The Haliwa-Saponi Day Care Center & the establishment of a book depository for low-income children..

My goal is to wrap shooting in late September with publication of the book in late October. Ideally, I can begin donating money from book & print sales just in time for the holidays.


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  • $5USD
    The First Step - Thanks!

    Your $5 donation will get your name published in the book and listed on the accompanying website. You will also receive a signed 5x7 of one of the images in the book.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $10USD
    The Next Step

    Your $10 donation will get your name published in the book and listed on the accompanying website. You will also receive 2 signed 5x7's of 2 of the images in the book.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    A Giant Step

    Your $25 donation will get you - not only a generous thanks in the book & on the site - but you will also receive a signed 8x10 print & 2 5x7 prints of selected images in the book!

    3 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    Leaps & Bounds!

    For your $50 donation you will receive: Thanks, in print & on the website, a signed 8x10 print and one of the 1st copies of the book, signed by me!

    2 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    You're Special

    - "Thanks", online & in print - 1 signed copy of the book - 1 signed 8x10 print of any image in the book - 1 canvas print of any image in the book

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    I Love You

    Want to finance the entire thing? That's not a problem. You will get all of the perks listed above: the thanks, the prints, the book - AND - I will travel to you for a free photo session! I may even bake you a cake...and I bake REALLY GOOD cakes!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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