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AMERICAN ORIGAMI FUNDRAISER PRINT SALE 

Thank you for visiting my print sale. For a limited time, I am offering a selection of eight 8X6” signed prints to help cover costs for the production of my forthcoming book American Origami, which looks closely at the lasting effects of gun violence on our communities. The book will be designed by Dutch designer Hans Gremmen and published by FW: Books in spring, 2019.

Please scroll down to read more about the project and to choose your print.

Thank you for your support.
Andres
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Cost per print is $100. All funds will go towards printing, binding, and distribution costs. (frames not included)

TO PURCHASE:
Venmo (preferred): @Andres-Gonzalez-78718
Paypal: andres@andresgonzalezphoto.com (button below)

Please send a note about which print you would like on checkout. Larger sizes are available, please email me to learn more.

(Scroll down to see selection and to learn more about the project.)


ABOUT THE PROJECT:

For the past 6 years I have been developing a book titled American Origami, which looks closely at the afterlife of mass shootings in American schools. The book challenges conventional narratives by weaving together original and found photographs, forensic documents, and first person testimony, becoming a meditation on grief, trauma, and collective memory.

The work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center and Light Work Foundation. In 2018 the book maquette was shortlisted by British publisher MACK Books for their prestigious First Book Award. The final book will be designed in collaboration with award winning Dutch designer Hans Gremmen, and published by FW:Books in spring, 2019. To learn more about the project please follow these two links:

NPR interview, All Things Considered
Book excerpt and essay, Virginia Quarterly Review

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“Though tactically quiet, American Origami is a profoundly dark and moving testament to how gun violence has ravaged the American school experience. It stands alone as perhaps the most intelligent and graceful photographic account of how communities metabolize this almost seasonal horror, and how mass shootings have become a deeply painful part of the American fabric.”
- Paul Reyes, Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review

“American Origami presents an unusual and moving reflection on the complexity of a seemingly endless cycle of gun violence in America—a timely publication that is visually striking, poetic, and painful.” 
- Shane Lavalette, Director of Light Work Foundation


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