Jocelyn Carlin was an Auckland-based photographer who shot for documentary and exhibition projects. She also worked on assignments relating to illustrative, advertising, corporate, and industrial photography. We say ‘was’ because Jocelyn contracted Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).
MSA is a rare neurological disorder that is completely random and gradual. Over time Jocelyn has lost a lot of control of her speech, she is confined to a wheelchair as she is now unable to walk, and this has lead to her being unable to continue her career as a photographer.
However, over the years Jocelyn has written about the behind-the-scenes stories of the life of a photographer — these writings have formed the basis of a book where photography is the hero while the writing is presented in both an educational and entertaining way.
But the world won't be able to experience this creation unless it can be funded, which is where you can help. This not-for-profit project requires $21,600 to action, of which $17,875 has already been pledged by 137 generous donors. Any money raised over the cost of creating the book and delivering it to you will be donated straight to MSA Research NZ through the Neurological Foundation.
Pledgers who get behind this project have been provided with some incredible rewards — donating $30-plus will see you receive a set of six postcards of Joeclyn's images, $70-plus will get you the hardback book, $20-plus will get you two books (one for yourself and one as a gift perhaps?), $575-plus will allow you the use of Auckland's Minnie Street Photography Studio for a day, which will include the use of backgrounds, lights, and equipment that are in the studio, and $1000-plus will get you the book and also a large, unframed, digital at print of your choice.
The target must be reached by August 22, 2015 at 4pm, so to find out more about the project Every Picture Tells a Story and to make a pledge, click here. Watch the video below to learn more about Jocelyn and the project.