Storytelling with Designation of Origin
D.OAK # 01 is a publication born with the intention of showing the background of the work done by OAK stories from the beginning of its activity as a producer and agency of documentary projects in the year 2015.
For the first time on paper, the reader will be able to fully see the pictures of the different reports produced around the world, besides reading the experiences on the ground of the human teams that have made possible its realization.
Through their stories and testimonies, we will discover what situations and decisions have allowed them to access the stories that have subsequently been published in different national and international media.
This is the first issue of a series of collectibles where we seek to share our experience as documentalists with readers who have ever wondered what the tale behind the story is.
A formula for the public to know firsthand this profession and what makes us unique. Our designation of origin.
The writing, layout and management team of this initiative is composed of Javier Corso, as the designer and coordinator of the project; Alex Rodal, as content supervisor; Wayra Ficapal, as communication director and Lautaro Bolaño, as director and audiovisual adviser of the launch campaign.
What will you find in D.OAK n1?
In this first issue of D.OAK the reader will be able to see the photos that make up the complete narrative of the Essence du Benin project, made in 2015 on the illegal traffic of gasoline from Nigeria to Benin.
Plus the Tierra Verde project, which was born in 2016, about the wealth and control of the land in Colombia through one of its most precious goods, the emerald.
Also in D.OAK you will find The Cask, a section that you can follow on our website too, dedicated to the projects that are still in maturing process.
On this occasion we are pleased to present the productions of 2017, developed in Japan and Bolivia, and for which we have added new collaborating talents like the photographer Mingo Venero.
In the Japanese case, the project is about the matagi, a community of traditional hunters living in the north of Honshū that are facing a more than likely extinction of their cultural heritage. Its main prey is the Japanese black bear and following the Fukushima incidents in 2011, the State banned many matagi communities from marketing bear meat, because of the high risk of being intoxicated by radiation.
On the other hand, in Bolivia, we have developed a documentary project that narrates the consequences of rubber boom in the Amazon. The peak of this exploitation took place in the second half of the nineteenth century, but its impact on the region remains in the present. Especially in terms of the dramatic cultural and social transformations suffered by the Amazonian indigenous populations, many of them disappeared or on the verge of extinction.
The text on the magazine has been writen by our collaborators and the signatures of the editorial team of OAK through their experience on the field: Arianna Giménez, Neus Mármol, Wayra Ficapal, Santiago Sepúlveda, Lautaro Bolaño, Alex Rodal and Javier Corso.
Measures: 30 x 23 cm.
Interior paper: Munken Print White, 150 gr.
Binding: Munken Print White, 300 gr.
Language: Spanish and English.
Limited Edition: Each copy will be sealed and numbered.
Who is with us?
This adventure has been adding friends along the way. The entities that accompany us are linked to photography, having in addition a close relationship with OAK stories. For this first edition we have sought the support of leading brands in the sector, outstanding festivals and renowned schools:
SIGMA - Joan Altimira, Manager at REFLECTA S.A.
"When we first meet the OAK team, we felt a real crush. The reason is very simple: its way of working, prioritizing the depth and quality of the projects above the immediacy, seemed to fit perfectly with the philosophy behind Sigma Art products, where the only priority is to obtain the highest quality over any other pretension."
What will we do with your contributions?
· Reaching the target of 3,000 € will allow us to publish the first issue of D.OAK. You will have participated in our first editorial adventure, and we hope that the magazine and the rewards we have prepared for you will live up to such good patrons.
· All the money raised above the previous mark will be used to finance new documentary projects and to subsidize the costs of editing our audiovisual productions. You are already OAK!
We want you to know that the authors who participated in this initiative do not perceive any direct benefit from the sale of copies, contributions to the Verkami, or sponsorship. This is a bet for a greater good: to be able to continue doing what we do with the freedom that characterizes us. If you like our work now, be prepared for what is coming up. Thanks for your support!
About the rewards
In the case of a publication in which photojournalism is so important, we wanted all the rewards to be related to photography.
The star reward of this campaign is our beloved magazine, thus we dedicate a whole page to recognizing your support including each of your names in the publication
In addition, from OAK we have squeezed our brains to offer you a series of very attractive packs, in agreement with our sponsors, designed for students, collectors and professionals. Find yours!
SIGMA & OAK
PACK's SIGMA ART f1.4 - 24mm / 35 mm / 50mm / 85mm
We offer you a golden opportunity to obtain the optics you have always wanted from the SIGMA Art range, with all the guarantees of SIGMA Photo Spain, at a price you will not find in the market and with shipping costs included for Spain and the rest of the European Union. Compatible for both NIKON and CANON.
We know that if you support us by buying a new lens it is because you want to use it as soon as possible, and for that we commit ourselves to send your rewards as soon as the campaign ends in July. The magazine will arrive at no additional cost in September.
PACK SIGMA AMBASSADOR
Do you want to try out a full pack of SIGMA ambassadors?
Now you have the chance to receive the Ambassador Pack composed by the 24mm f1.4 Art, 35mm f1.4 Art and 85mm f1.4 Art lenses. Give it a good use for a week and check out why at OAK we work with SIGMA. In addition, if you finally want them to be yours forever, you will obtain a 10% discount to redeem in all the stores that you will find detailed in the following link: http://www.sigma-photo.es/establecimientos-pro/
CONDITIONS: SIGMA will contact the patrons who choose this reward to schedule the loans of the equipment. You will be asked for a deposit of € 1,000 that will be fully returned when SIGMA collects back the lenses in perfect condition at the end of the test.
PACK SIGMA LAB BARCELONA
For all those doubting about the ART range, SIGMA invites you to its facilities in the Show Room of REFLECTA (Carrer d'Europa 12, 08028 Barcelona) for a contact. The material test session will be preceded by a theoretical class with the participation of Javier Corso, who will offer you his experience on the field, and the head of the technical service of SIGMA Spain, to solve all your doubts about optical elements and objectives.
At the end of the session you will be given a voucher with a 10% discount on the purchase of SIGMA products, which you can redeem in all the stores that you will find detailed in the following link: http://www.sigma-photo.es/establecimientos-pro/
Grisart & OAK
At OAK we believe that educational training is the basis for giving professionals tools to help them solve future projects.
Thanks to Grisart International School of Photography of Barcelona we offer you a Workshop aimed at professionals of journalism and documentary who want to know the dynamics of teamwork when telling stories.
DATES: On the 15th, 16th and 17th of September
The workshop will last 16 hours and will consist of a theoretical part, in which each member of a branch other than OAK (research, journalism, video and photography) will talk about their individual tasks within the global project, the distribution of tasks and the coordination of such activities. The practical part will consist of a team preproduction simulation against the clock.
Impressionart & OAK
If you want to acquire a photographic copy of the projects developed by OAK stories, this is your chance.
Among the rewards we offer several pictures of the reports made in Benin and Colombia, plus some unpublished photographs from Japan!
And as always, printed with the highest quality and the guarantee of professionalism that characterizes our trusted laboratory in Barcelona, Impressionart.
The production of the magazine will be completed before the end of July and the rewards will be ready for delivery alongside the issues of the magazine in the first fifteen days of September.
The presentation of the magazine will take place in the framework of the inauguration of the exhibition of the Tierra Verde project, at the Fundació Cabanas (Sant Cugat), in the second fortnight of the same month. Guests are invited to the event and can collect their rewards after the presentation.
In case you can not attend, OAK will organize several events in Barcelona between the months of September and October to deliver the rest of the copies to the patrons who have chosen the pick up option in hand. We will keep you informed of all these actions so that you do not lose track of us. Remember there are rewards that include shipping to all parts of the world!
We want to know what reward you have chosen, so do not hesitate to share your selection using the #DOAKmagazine hashtag.
Do not forget to follow us on social networks to keep up with the new features of the campaign. You support us, and we like having you around!