Book that can change life

Imagine that you are 6 years old, you eat once a day, you collect garbage or you work nights in a factory to sew shoes. This is how a usual day of a slum child looks like. I try to publish stories of these children...

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Why do I want the book to be produced?

I had the possibility to get to know the life in slums during traveling around Bangladesh. The situation of people, who must live and grow up in these undignifies conditions has struck me so much that I decided to help them through this book, containing many real stories.

It is very simple.

The book has a real power to change lives.

Specifically, lives of 80 children and their families.

If I will succeed in publishing the book with your help, I will use all the profit for the school class in Chalantika. Slum is found the Dhaka center (capital of Bangladesh). Education is the sole possibility for local children how to shift their lives to a more decent level.


Děti ze slumu
I offer a full-blown photography book. Over 200 pages on a quality paper, more than 160 authentic photos and many life stories.

What will be in the book?

I could speak a long time about how much the photos and stories in the book will be. It is better to give an example:

Shubroto´s escape

A thirteen-years-old boy called Shubroto worked in a carpenter´s workshop for 6 months, 15 hours a day and 7 days a week.

He always wanted to be an engineer and he dreamed about studying at school which was 350 km far away behind a great river.

However, his divorced mother didn´t want to hear about this. She forebode him to study, because he was able to earn money. She didn´t pay attention to his dreams.

Shubroto began to prepare himself on a plotted escape from home and one day, he realized it.

He traveled through one fourth of the country by train, ship, bus and on foot and finally he really reached a school bench.

In his 13 years, he started his journey to reach freedom and education.

Who am I?

I call myself Photographer without talent.

I occupy myself with photography and writing about social topics. I focus on domestic violence or prejudice, for example.

I am interested in human stories where I try to find an inspiration and share it with others. I open various taboos, because we are scared mostly from things that we don´t speak of.

You can follow my facebook page or my website www.beztalentu.cz , where you will find many projects.

Why am I doing this?

People ask me why I do such things very often. The answer is much easier than it looks like. Because I can.

Not everybody has this privilege.

I have been to Bangladesh and I have seen an extreme poverty, horrible conditions for life. I have also seen joy from small things, big lust for life and hope. Hope that is sometimes killed by lack of education possibilities.

I believe that together, we will publish this book and support education in Bangladesh.

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  • 22 I want to see the joy of children in Bangladesh

    This is a symbolic reward. You will get a link to a private video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center. They come here to study (200 meters from the slum).
     

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 5.86
    (CZK 150)
  • 83 Postcard from children in Bangladesh

    You will get a postcard with a picture drawn from children in Bangladesh. Every single one is unique. When is the last time you got a postcard?
    • Postcard with a picture from children in Bangladesh
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 7.82
    (CZK 200)
  • 47 A gift that traveled 8000 km

    A picture (A4) from slum children with a signature. Ideal to hang on the wall, as a reminder of helping the poor.
    • Picture from slum children
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 12.51
    (CZK 320)
  • 167 Book that can change life – We, children of the slum

    The book We, children of the slum with the author´s signature and for a price 100 CZK less than its price during the free sale.
    • Signed book We, children of the slum (by post)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 19.55
    (CZK 500)
  • 6 Fourth book free

    Four books We, children of the slum for the price of three. Ideal package in case you are part of a bigger group of supporters, or you want to have great gift for more of your friends.
    • 4x signed book We, children of the slum (by post)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center



     

    Reward delivery: Not specified

    EUR 58.64
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 4 from 8 Photographic workshop – how to take portraits (6 hours)

    I will tell you everything I know about taking better portraits - from recommendations to quality low-cost technique to most sophisticated advices, based on my own experiences. I will tell you how to stir emotions and how to capture them. There will be three models. The workshop is for 10 people maximum, so I will attend to every participant individually.
    • Photographic workshop
    • Signed book We, children of the slum (by post or in person)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 175.92
    (CZK 4,500)
  • 10 from 15 I want a photographic picture (A1) on the wall – original

    Large format photography, printed only once in A1 format. It will be signed by the author and documented so you can be sure you own an original.
    • Photograph A1 on the wall (original, signed)
    • Signed book We, children of the slum (by post)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 203.28
    (CZK 5,200)
  • 1 from 5 Personal photography with Photograph without talent

    Beside the book, you will get a personal photography with Photograph without talent. You can use it on weddings, portraits, private event, etc.
    • Personal photography with Photograph without talent
    • Signed book We, children of the slum (by post or personally)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center


     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 469.12
    (CZK 12,000)
  • 2 from 2 Superhero package

    This is a superhero package. You will learn how to take pictures of portraits, you can let your event be taken in picture, you can hang an original photograph picture A1 and at the top of this, you will get two signed books We, children of the slum
    • Personal photography with Photograph without talent
    • Photography workshop (focused on portraits)
    • Photograph A1 on the wall (original, signed)
    • Signed book We, children of the slum (by post or personally)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 758.41
    (CZK 19,400)
  • 5 from 5 I want to be in the book and give it to friends

    Your name will be mentioned in the book We, children from slum as acknowledgement to a sponsor. Additional 5 books, possible gift for friends.
    • Your own name mentioned in the book as acknowledgement to a sponsor
    • Invitation to a book launch and a public acknowledgement
    • 5 books We, children of the slum (by post)
    • Link to a video with a message directly from children in Chalantika center

     

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 781.86
    (CZK 20,000)