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The Sacred and the Real

Photobook on the ancestral relationship of humans and nature in the context of highland shepherds in the Catalan and the Aragonese Pyrenees

Gemma Miralda

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Second goal 5,000 €

In just 6 days we have reached the first goal! The photobook The Sacred and the Real will become a reality thanks to the contributions of all backers. Thank you all so much!

Let's go for the second goal: as described in the section What we will use your contributions for and having exceeded the first goal, the next is to reward collaborators who have participated in one way or another in the photobook. If we reach 5,000 euros, they will be remunerated for the work done and they have deservedly earned it in.

Shall we try it?

New lottery!

In gratitude for the warm atmosphere we are receiving, The Sacred and the Real will raffle off a second Fine Art Glicée 24x30cm print of the campaign cover photo among all backers, once the new goal is achieved.

About the project

My name is Gemma Miralda and I am a photographer. In 2014 I started photographing highland shepherds in several areas of the Catalan and Aragonese Pyrenees. I enjoy discovering the ancestral bond linking human beings and nature. Up there at 2.000 or 3.000 meters, the highland shepherds keep herds of 3.000 or 4.000 sheep by themselves during the summer months, when the warmth peaks.

In this context, I wanted to represent the fragile balance between the day-to-day coexistence of people and the natural environment in one of its purest states as a sacred and gathering space.

The Sacred and the Real aims to explore the limits of coexistence in the natural environment and questions the authority of human beings facing nature and other living beings. A personal view of human traffic in the world in close relationship with nature, this book is the result of five consecutive summers working with shepherds and many conversations with friends who have accompanied me throughout the project.

The Sacred and the Real will be presented on March 2021 in the Muncunill Gallery in Terrassa, Barcelona, with a solo exhibition and this photobook. This campaign is expected to raise the needed funds to cover the cost of book production.

What will the book look like?

The Sacred and the Real is a photobook that resulted from many collaborations and from the research on its visual story, and proposes to slowly seek the narrative emerging among the images.

The book will have the following technical characteristics:

Size 16,5 x 22 cm closed and 80 pages color printed Paper Tatami White 135 gr Cover Diptych Woodstock Noce paper 260gr Jacket Cover Flaps Materica Ardesia paper 120gr. Die-cutting Binding Smyth sewn

Photographs Gemma Miralda Epilogue Lluís Calvo Design Opisso Studio Printing Nova Era

Lottery first 48 hours

I encourage you to buy during the first 48 hours of the campaign because you will be entered into a lottery for a 24x30 cm print of the campaign's cover image. The draw will be held live at some point during the campaign, which will be announced in advance.

About the rewards

The rewards range from a solidarity contribution of 6 euros to a maximum of 490 euros. You can buy books and original prints of the project.

The book has a promotional price of 32 euros during the Verkami campaign. Then its cost will be 35 euros.

Photobooks will be delivered signed and, if desired, dedicated to the name of the person you wish.

For shipment of photographic prints outside of Spain, you will need to contact me to specify the size and so the cost.

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What we will use your contributions for

The total proceeds will be used primarily to cover printing costs as well as shipping and Verkami campaign costs. If we exceed the target, I will be able to pay the collaborators. And if the campaign is a huge success I will be able to make a bigger run.

The Sacred and the Real already has the support of the Visual Arts Department of Terrassa City Council. The campaign aims to complete the funding needed to take on total production.

Schedule

At the moment the design of the book has been done except for the last adjustments to be completed once the campaign is over, in December. In January the book will be printed and bound. The delivery forecast is due on February and no later than March 2021 coinciding with the presentation of the exhibition at the Muncunill Gallery in Terrassa.

Acknowledgments

My most sincere thanks to Sergi Opisso and his team for all the attention, care, and creativity they have put into the design of the book. To Lluís Calvo for offering me his ever wise and assertive words in the epilogue of the book. And to the family of El Observatorio for their enriching contributions to the narrative of the project.

Finally, a special thanks to the Visual Arts Department of Terrassa City Council thanks to which the project will finally be able to see the light of day.

With the sum of all of you we have come this far.

Thank you!

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https://gemmamiralda.visura.co/the-sacred-and-the-real
https://www.facebook.com/gemma.miralda/
https://www.instagram.com/gemmamiralda/

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  • cs

    cs

    4 days

    endavant!

  • Anna Rodríguez Purull

    Anna Rodríguez Purull

    8 days

    Gemma! espero que aconsegueixis el teu projecte! m'agradarà conèixer el teu treball, segur que has fet una bona feina!!

  • Doribel Herrador

    Doribel Herrador

    16 days

    Enhorabona Gemma! Per la feina estupenda i per l'exit d'aquesta campanya! No havia vist el video i m'ha encantat!

  • eva prats

    eva prats

    17 days

    Enhorabona Gemma! Segur que ho aconseguiràs!

  • pepgasol

    pepgasol

    19 days

    Molt xulo Gemma! esperem que surti!!!

  • sonia balcells

    sonia balcells

    20 days

    Moltes felicitats Gemma, un treball preciós! Quines ganes de veure el llibre ja!

  • Mònica De Miguel

    Mònica De Miguel

    20 days

    Moltes felicitats, Gemma!! Volem un exemplar dedicat!! ;)

  • Rubèn

    Rubèn

    20 days

    ja tinc ganes de fullejar el llibre!!! Sort Gemma!!!

  • Miquel Llonch

    Miquel Llonch

    20 days

    Ho conseguiràs!!!!!

  • Julià Mullerat

    Julià Mullerat

    20 days

    Molta sort Gemma a la bona feina que has fet!!

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#05 / Intervencions Mitjans de Comunicació

(CAT)

Amigues i amics,

Entrem de ple a la part central de la campanya. Tal i com és d’esperar, els dies centrals son els més “avorrits”. Els primers supporters ja han fet la feina i els indecisos o despistats esperen a última hora.

Just ara és el moment de fer arribar la campanya a mitjans de comunicació i entitats diverses que ho vulguin explicar. Amb això intentarem arribar a nous públics.

De moment us deixo tres enllaços d’intervencions que he fet aquesta setmana.

Si us agrada ho podeu compartir amb la vostra gent i entre tots, seguir avançant cap al nou objectiu :)

Agrair de tot cor als nous mecenes que heu entrat aquests darrers dies! Moltes gràcies!

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El Submarí amb Mariona Tomàs, Ràdio Canal Terrassa 16/11/20

(CAST)

Amigas y amigos,

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#04 / Guanyador del sorteig

Ja tenim guanyador de la còpia fotogràfica que hem sortejat entre tots els mecenes que vau participar a les primeres 48 hores. El mecenes Oriol Miró s’ha endut la còpia fotogràfica que hem sortejat aquest matí a les 12:00h i en directe, al canal de You Tube. Moltes felicitats Oriol!👏👏👏

Veure el sorteig

Ya tenemos ganador de la copia fotográfica que hemos sorteado entre todos los mecenas que participasteis durante las primeras 48 horas. El mecenas Oriol Miró se ha llevado la copia fotográfica que hemos sorteado esta mañana a las 12:00h y en directo, en el canal de You Tube. ¡Muchas felicidades Oriol! 👏👏👏

Ver el sorteo

#02 / Primer objectiu aconseguit i primer sorteig

(CAT)

Bon dia,

Ho hem aconseguit!

Aquesta setmana hem arribat al 100% de l’objectiu gràcies a les aportacions que heu fet tots els mecenes.

Com a agraïment a aquesta resposta tan positiva, celebrarem un nou sorteig en cas que s’acompleixi un segon objectiu: aconseguir 5.000 euros.

Tal i com s’explica a l’apartat A què destinarem les vostres aportacions, aquest segon objectiu està destinat a retribuir els col·laboradors que han treballat en l’elaboració del llibre.

Esperem de nou aconseguir-ho!

Sorteig mecenes primeres 48 hores – Còpia fotogràfica d’autor

Després de mirar diferents opcions per celebrar el sorteig, he optat per la versió tradicional amb un bombo del quinto. Traurem una bola amb un número que estarà assignat a un mecenes. 65 mecenes i 65 boles. Apunteu els detalls per si el voleu seguir en directe:

Quan? Dissabte 14 de novembre a les 12:00h

On? You Tube - The Sacred and the Real

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#01 / Agraïments i sorteig

Estimats mecenes,

Sou molts els que heu participat durant aquestes primeres 48 hores! Estic realment emocionada de la resposta positiva de tanta gent i dels vostres missatges d’ànims.

Moltíssimes gràcies a tots.

Tal i com està previst se celebrarà el sorteig de la còpia fotogràfica entre tots els que heu participat aquests primers dos dies. Serà a finals de la setmana que ve, mitjançant una plataforma digital i en streaming.

Un cop tingui tots els detalls us ho comunicaré amb una nova entrada al blog perquè si voleu, ho pugueu seguir en directe. El sorteig quedarà registrat perquè ho pugueu veure igualment en un altre moment.

Bon cap de setmana i gràcies de nou! ❤️

Estimados mecenas,

Sois muchos los que habéis participado durante estas primeras 48 horas! Estoy realmente emocionada de la respuesta positiva de tanta gente y de vuestros mensajes de ánimo.

Muchísimas gracias a todos.

Tal y como está previsto se celebrará el sorteo de la copia fotográficaread more

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