Leica photographer Fabio Bucciarelli has launched a crowd-funding campaign to finance his photo book, The Dream. In 2011, Bucciarelli began documenting the flow of refugees in Libya during the Arab Spring. This turned into a long-term project that has already been running for five years, and also covers the refugee situation in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Serbia and on Lampedusa and Lesbos, among other places.
The LFI loan pool has regularly supported Bucciarelli’s work with cameras. In 2013, his reportage on the warmongering in Aleppo, Syria, was among the finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. In 2015 another of his series – this time covering the civil war between North and South Sudan – was, once again, in the finals of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
The The Dream photo book will have 180 pages and aims to draw attention to the suffering of refugees world-wide. The project is supported by the FotoEvidence Organization. In addition to publishing work, FotoEvidence supports photo projects world-wide that uncover social injustice.
The campaign runs until December 6, 2015. Further information is available at: www.kickstarter.com.