Photographer and filmmaker, Carolyn Mendelsohn has been working on her Being Inbetween portrait series for over 5 years and this year it was set to be shown as a major exhibition. However, these plans had to change when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and now it’s going to be a book – provided the Kickstarter campaign behind it reaches its target of £8,500.
The project, which is a series of portrait images of girls aged between 10 and 12 years of age. It was the memory of her own insecurities at that age that triggered Carolyn to embark upon the work, photographing the girls and interviewing them to discover their fears and aspirations.
Carolyn asked the girls to wear whatever they wanted or felt most comfortable in and after each shoot, she asked them the same set of questions.
Now, almost 6 years after Carolyn photographed the first girl, Mabel, Being Inbetween is a series of 90 portraits exploring the complex transition between childhood and young adulthood.
Bluecoat Press has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to turn the project into a book. The target is £8,500 and with two weeks remaining, there’s under £1,000 to go.
As usual with Kickstarter, there are a number of packages that backers can select to support the project, from a £10 pledge without a reward to a £28 pledge that secures an unsigned copy of the book and a £38 pledge for a signed copy. There are also rewards of multiple copies of the book and prints for larger pledges. Perhaps the most enticing option, however, is a single package for a pledge of £795 or more that brings a reward that includes a twin-lens Nikon Z 50 kit which is sponsored by Nikon UK.
Nikon Z50 twin-lens kit package
There’s just one package available (to UK supporters only) that includes the following for a pledge £795 or more:
- Nikon Z50 APS-C (DX) format mirrorless camera
- Nikkor Z DX 16-50MM F/3.5-6.3 VR lens
- Nikkor Z DX 50-250MM F/4.5-6.3 VR lens
- A signed copy of the Being Inbetween book
- Your name in the Acknowledgements page as a valued supporter of the project
- One signed 9 x 6inch fine art prints (on Hahnemühle Photo Rag) chosen from the reward prints
The camera will be sent a week after the Kickstarter ends, so it will be received by first week September. The book and prints will be sent in November.
Follow the link for more information and to back the Being Inbetween campaign.