Aperture announces a Kickstarter campaign for the photobook "My Last Day at Seventeen" by photographer Doug DuBois.
To read more and be a part of the project, visit: kck.st/1LMRgnQ
Doug DuBois first went to Ireland at the invitation of Sirius Arts Centre in 2009. What began as a month-long residency grew into a five-year project about youth, Ireland, and an exceptional group of young people from a few blocks of a housing estate in Russell Heights. The resulting photographs are an exploration into the promise and adventure of childhood with an eye toward its fragility and inevitable loss.
If this Kickstarter campaign is successful, in fall 2015, Aperture Foundation will publish the photobook My Last Day at Seventeen. In addition to the photographs, an illustrated text will be interspersed throughout the book (both trade and community editions), adding a unique visual storytelling element that also widens the scope of the project to include some of the more challenging and complex aspects of the community.
Along with the photobook, Aperture foundation hopes to also publish a unique “community edition,” produced solely for the individuals featured in the book. The “community edition” will come with a special sleeve attached to the cover, where a photograph of the recipient will be included. By giving each recipient their own cover, the “community edition” uses photography to acknowledge the individual value of members in the community and their integral roles in the making of the project.