FULL DISCLOTHESURE PROJECT

$775 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 4 months
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ABOUT ME
Natalia del Rio, 25, is a Mexican American photographer who is cycling the world in pursuit of the expansion and completion of her project, FULL DISCLOTHESURE. Her body of work, literally and metaphorically, focuses on truth/authenticity to oneself through the naked human body. Working on ways to de-sexualize the bare form, she photographs bodyscapes in bathrooms around the world.


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FULL DISCLOSURE ON FULL DISCLOTHESURE
FULL DISCLOTHESURE is a photographic journey Natalia del Rio has embarked on in discovering cultural and individual acceptance surrounding body image.  Regardless of our ethnicity, gender, race, creed, color or sexual orientation, every human bares their own personal trials and tribulations concerning body image.

Montaigne, a 16th century French philosopher, dedicated his life and body of work to self exploration and truth. He encouraged being truthful to self and consequently, to the world. His philosophy concluded that in order for one to be truthful to oneself and others, one would have to, literally and metaphorically, reveal themselves naked to the world.

Why are we so often ashamed of the only thing that is rightfully ours; our bodies?

Possibly the most valuable and beautiful expression of self we own, yet we are embarrassed to show ourselves bare. How does culture shape our view of body image and sexuality around the globe? How do these cultural and societal norms shape or scar us differently? Are we all suffering our own silent battles, fighting negative self images that can only be show to the light while alone in the bathroom? Or, are we given different impossible norms that break us the same? What causes so many to ignore, hide, or be ashamed of their truth?

FULL DISCLOTHESURE seeks to explore these universal questions within the intimacy and confines of the bathroom: the most intimate and private space where we reveal to ourselves our most vulnerable truths, our bodies. del Rio began this journey cycling through different countries in search of natives to photograph in their most vulnerable environment, their bathroom. In highlighting the variety of ways the intimate space of the bathroom is used, each take on a character of their own. They set a tone, and like a confessional, invite you in to reveal your truth.

By way of cycling to continue this project, del Rio seeks to bring awareness to mental health issues linked to body image perception. The goal is simple- yet extensive. Cycle around the globe and photograph at least one person from each country in their bathroom. Shedding light on the correlation between self-love and mental health, FULL DISCLOTHESURE seeks to bring awareness to the impact society has on the general mental health of its citizens.

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WHY FULL DISCLOTHESURE NEEDS FUNDING
I have been funding this project out of pocket since its birth, five years ago. It is now, after having travelled to twenty countries and having captured over eighty people that the project has a robust portfolio and has become more established on its goals and direction, that I am in need of the proper funding to continue the production of FULL DISCLOTHESURE.
There will be a photobook made after the Americas Tour of FULL DISCLOTHESURE is finished.

I would not only like to pay my models, but now since I am heading further south into the American continent, I see the need to help out the local people, and willing participants will not only be compensated for participating, but will also be helped in building a working bathroom where they are able to have their privacy (which will be coming out of my own room and board that I am asking for.)

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WHAT IS THIS MONEY GOING TOWARDS?
The amount being asked for is to help cover the cost for the completion the the AMERICAS leg of the tour. 

Going towards :
1. Room + Board
2. Payment of Equipment
3. Payment of Models 
4. Production of Exhibitions and Installations
5. Production of Printing and Framing

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FULL DISCLOTHESURE BUDGET : Latin American Tour
Estimated End Date: August 2020

 Countries Left to Visit:

1.Costa Rica
2.Belize
3.Panama
4.Colombia
5.Venezuela
6.Guiana
7.French Guiana
8.Surinam
9.Haiti
10.Republica Dominicana
11.Puerto Rico
12.Cuba
13.Jamaica
14.Brazil
15.Ecuador
16.Bolivia
17.Peru
18.Uruguay
19.Chile
20.Paraguay
21.Argentina



Cost of Living : Room and Board

$50 USD per day/30 days in a month = $1500 USD per month
   1 month = 1 country

                                                                      21 months = 21 countries

   TOTAL : $31,500 USD

Camera Equipment


For highest quality of images and video a new camera and lens is needed:
Canon Mark IV 5d- $3,400 USD

Sigma 14mm f1.8 - $1,600 USD

                            TOTAL  $ 5,000 USD



Payment of Models

Breakdown:

$50 USD (In need of at least one Male and one Female model per country)

$100 per country
Passing through 21 countries @ $100 USD minimum
In need of variety of bodies, estimated 80 participants = $4,000 USD

Cost of Production for Interactive Installations:

*Depending on Country and Material Available

Need of: Toilets, Baths, Showers, Sinks, Tile, Rugs, Mirrors, Running Water

Estimated: $5,000 USD per Exhibition Installation


Cost of Printing

High Quality EPSON Prints at 36inx24in : $100 USD per print

     Frames: $50 USD per frame

                50 prints and 50 frames for Exhibition : $7,500 USD






Cost of Living:                                  $31,500

Camera and Lens:                             $5,000

Models 80 participants                       $4,000

Interactive Installations x 3               $12,000

Printing of Photographs and Frames  $7,500

      TOTAL:  $60,000


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APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION

To anyone who donates, there will be a recognitions page when the photobook of FULL DISCLOTHESURE is made, and your name will be on it!
And lifetime recognition from me for being the lifeline of this project!

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Feb 14th - I am back on the road with FULL DISCLOTHESURE ready to start documenting.
Thank you to those who have helped along the way and have donated! Your contribution has been the guiding force to continuing this project!
Thank you all!
I can't wait to continue this journey!


It is not easy asking for help, but in order to continue the FULL DISCLOTHESURE project, I am in need of the proper funds.
I am asking for help in being able to make it down to Argentina, passing through twenty-one countries, all in order to document and capture nude truths from bathrooms around the world.
Help me liberate the human body and raise awareness on mental health issues correlation to body image perception.
Every little bit counts!
And all will be tremendously appreciated!
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