Mau Mau – Stories Untold – Photo series

Fundraising campaign by Dennis Mavingo Nyaga
  • US$773.00
    raised of $1,000.00 goal
77% Funded
20 Donors
Raised offline: $20.00
Total: $793.00

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Who is working on what here?

My name is Mavingo Dennis, I am a professional photographer. Together with my colleague Birte Mensing, who is a journalist, I am working on a photography project on the Mau Mau freedom fighters. The Mau Mau fought for Kenya‘s indepence from the British in the 1950s are were brutally fought back. We want to remind people, that without the Mau Mau, life in Kenya today would probably look different. We want to diversify the stories, that are told about the Mau Mau – neither were they saints, nor were they evil. We want to tell the human stories of the Kenyan independence struggle.

What are we going to do?

For the project, we are going back to the area where I come from, the foothills of Mount Kenya. We already did a sample shoot with a local dance group which is trying to keep the Mau Mau spirit and heritage alive. They will be our models. Now, we want to recreate historic uniforms & weapons, bring better equipment so that we can work on the actual photoshoot with the group on the ground.

We will then interview old relatives of the group members, who witnessed the independence struggle. Those interviews will be a basis for the stories that will accompany the photos on social media, in a later exhibition and other publications.

What do we need the money for?

Our funding aim of 2,000 USD is to cover the costs to realize the actual photo shoot and the interviews in the Mount Kenya region. (And cover the tranaction costs and the cost of the rewards.)

We would spend the money on: young designer recreating historic uniforms, young artist recreating the improvised weapons, light and camera equipment as well as car hire, compensation for the models and little rewards for the old people, who will tell us what they remember about the Mau Mau times.


If more money comes in, we would like to extend the project in the following ways:

We would like to print the photos and the stories for an exhibition, that can travel to schools.

We would like to print booklets with the photos and the stories that can be distributed to interested people.

We want to produce a short documentary on the project - with the interviews and behind the scenes from the photo shoot.

Rewards

A big virtual thank you hug

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Handwritten Thank You Postcard from Nairobi

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Set of 10 Postcard prints of the photo series

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Signed photo print A5

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Wall calender for 2022 with photos from the Mau Mau series

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Signed photo print A4

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Premium Photobook with the Mau Mau photo series and the stories

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Signed photo print A3

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Personal Professional Portrait Photo Shoot in Nairobi by Dennis

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Fundraising Team

I am a Nairobi based photographer.

I am a Nairobi based photographer.

  • Birte Mensing
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  • Story telling and communication

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 09, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 07, 2021
$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 07, 2021
$60.00

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Donors & Comments

20 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 09, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 07, 2021
$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 07, 2021
$60.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 26, 2021
$50.00
  • Ute Schmidt
  • Donated on Jun 25, 2021
  • Best wishes for success on this important project. Stay safe and well.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 24, 2021
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  • Dagmar Ahrens_Mensing
  • Donated on Jun 19, 2021
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  • Soenke Mensing
  • Donated on Jun 19, 2021
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  • Franziska Sopha
  • Donated on Jun 17, 2021
  • So excited to see the results of this project! Bon courage!

$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 25, 2021
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Followers

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US$773.00
raised of $1,000.00 goal
77% Funded
20 Donors
Raised offline: $20.00
Total: $793.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities