Last stop: freedom (Última parada: Libertad) is a photographic documentary project that aims to show the refugees’ situation through words and images.
Our intention is to follow the path the refugees traverse, since the moment they get into Europe and until they find asylum. We want to document the difficulties they face at the borders and make their situation more visible.
Our main goals are to inform and raise awareness about the reality of being a war refugee.
The results of the project will be:
- A travelling national photographic exhibition.
- The presentation and publication of a photobook, with the images and stories gathered during the trip.
When will it be conducted?
In February 2016 we will head to Greece to begin from there the route until Germany, going through Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.
After returning from our journey, we will dedicate several months to work on the results of the project, imint to present them in the summer months of this year.
Why do we need you?
2015 has been the year of the greatest human exodus of all time, comparing even with the numbers of the Second World War.
More than a million people have fled from the Syrian war seeking for asylum in Europe. And it is only now that more information about this issue is starting to be shown in the media.
Many of us did not know about the magnitude of the Syrian war and its consequences because no one told us about it.
“Last stop: freedom” wants to emphasize the importance that this drama deserves and tell real stories about people, who also have a full name.
We want to get you involved in our project so you are part of the change as well, and so you can help us to make sure that more people know about this situation; therefore, they can act or not, basing their decision on an objective reality.
About the contributions.
As you know, we need the support from all of you to be able to go through with this project. We created a Crowdfunding campaign which ended un in a great success thanks to all the people that believed in our project, we got to our goal and now are able to do this project.
This funding method was our approach to make that “Last stop: freedom” reach more people, since we consider that the results of this project will generate a long term benefit for the whole community.
Now, the campaign in Verkami is over, but if you are interested in contributing to our campaign anyway, you can do it through Paypal, donating to our email firstname.lastname@example.org as “friends or family”. This last bit is quite important, so don’t forget it.
You can as well get a T-shirt with the logo of the project, but because of the shipping, we are not sure of how much it can be. The T-shirt is 15€ for national shipping, so the difference of the international and the national will be charged. It shouldn’t be much, but of course we can check it before you purchase it. Just send an email to us and we will figure it out.
All the contributions are destined strictly to “Last stop: freedom” and the expenses generated by the project.
- Expenses derived from the transfers and materials that are needed for the journey.
- Edition and impression of the photobooks.
- Expenditures generated by the campaign rewards.
- Management and administrative expenses, such as taxes, Paypal fees and platform charges.
We have reduced our journey expenses to the minimum, since a great part of the contributions will be destined to perform the results of the project.
What happens if we raise more than expected or if an external sponsorship to this campaign comes up?
That would be great because, in case of exceeding the established quantity, we would be able to substantially improve our project and make it more complete.
Our goals, in the case of raising more funds, would be the following:
- Extend our time in the field to gather more information.
- Perform and upload a video diary to tell you all the news about the route and our impressions about the situation.(reached!)
- Improve the photobook (more pages, better quality, etc.).
- If there still was money left over, then we will be happy to donate all the remaining funds to an NGO of humanitarian help in Greece, which has the greatest needs at that point.
We invite you to make us any kind of consultation if you have problems with the payment or doubts about the safety of this method. Write us an email to email@example.com and we will answer you ASAP.
Freelance photographer with experience in social projects and a future Social Worker. I define myself as an unceasing entrepreneur.
My passions are photography and people. I believe in humanity and in the image as a tool to merge people, as well as a tool to make a social protest.
The power of photography has the ability to take us to other worlds and to awaken consciences.
“We photographers do not have anything to say but we do have a lot to show.”
Raquel Ferrando Tavira
Potential writer with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a great interest in human relationships.
I want to embody the –so far ignored– voices on paper; the pain, the relief and the fear, all drawn with words in a way that only lyric can express, so it can be listened with the eyes.
And, to conclude…
In our webpage, we owe a blog through which we will update all the news of the project, including the video diary. Unfortunately, these will be in Spanish.
However, if we receive petitions of subtitles or translated posts, we will try to find the way to do so. (If we do not receive any kind of petition, it would mean that there is not enough people outside Spain interested, so there would be no point in doing it)
We consider that communication is crucial, therefore we are open to any kind of doubts and suggestions that may arise from the collaborative persons.
You can write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment right here and we will try to answer you as soon as possible.