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'pling's photographic legacy

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This gofundme has been setup to assist in curating, showcasing and archiving ‘pling's photographic legacy. 

‘pling has left us with a photographic legacy that is incomprehensibly immense, a unique snapshot of the Canberra arts and music scene from 1970s - 2010s.

Of particular note - he chronicled an incredibly detailed snapshot of the innovative and experimental alternative/punk music, theatre, dance and arts scene in Canberra in the 90’s. It seemed like he was at every single gig on any given night, unassumingly taking photos up the front.

'pling was deeply respected within the arts community for his continued passion, love and support. He took thousands upon thousands of photos, and printed/gifted hundreds of photos to artists and performers. He loved sharing his work, and I'd like to see this legacy continue.

Over the past 6 months 'pling and Fabian spoke about this vision, ideas included:

- Digitising and archiving 'pling's photographic collection. From an initial count, there are approximately 50,000 negatives to digitise and 400,000 digital photos to sort through.

- A website to showcase his portfolio, potentially where people can order prints

- A book, exhibition, etc. 

There is no doubt that his collection will keep giving for many lifetimes to come. It would be wonderful if you could donate to make this possible. 

If there is another way you would like to assist, please email plingarchive@gmail.com

This initiative has been setup by 'pling's son - Fabian Prideaux, who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Fabian will withdraw funds to securely backup 'pling entire digital collection, after which, Fabian will be dedicating half a day a week to develop a website,  sort, scan, archive and print, 'pling's work. This includes writing proposals / discussing ideas with different institutions/venues that might be interested in archiving 'pling's collection. Remaining funds will go towards making a publication of 'plings work AND/OR holding an exhibition of plings work. 

-Fabian Prideaux


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Hi everybody -- firstly I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who has donated, the response has been overwhelming. It's humbling to hear how much of an impact 'plings work has made on so many lives.

I've been talking to lots of people to see what can be done with the archive, and the funds raised. To get the ball rolling, I've made a few initial steps towards starting the archive:

- I've created a website to showcase 'plings work. I will continue to add new photos over the coming weeks. The website can be accessed here:
https://plingarchive.myportfolio.com/photography

- I've scanned close to a 1000 prints/negatives (which has taken about 80hours so far), most of which were displayed at the celebration of 'plings life. For those who missed the slideshow, it can be viewed here: https://adobe.ly/2EIQ7Dw

- I've made a full backup of 'plings digital photo collection (approximately 8TB of photos), and started to sort and archive negatives / prints.

Thank you again for supporting this project!

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Fabian
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