Photographer's House Fire Relief

$20,256 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 226 people in 32 months
Rachel Fucheck
on behalf of Linda Troeller
 LAKEWOOD, NJ
Dear Friends, Relatives, and Colleagues of Linda Troeller,

For those who don't know, last week a horrific fire broke out while Linda was sleeping, and after her attempt to fight it and then by the fire department, it was a total loss. In its path the fire took the house, burnt her photography archive and all dear things, and worse melted Linda’s special hearing aids since her Lyme disease.


The last year, I assisted Linda in her Lakewood home studio to prepare her archive to go Syracuse University and retrospective of prints that was in New Orleans. Since then I have developed a close friend and mentor relationship with Linda. Anyone who knows this incredibly strong woman knows she is a remarkable artist whose work was seen and well regarded in the eighties and nineties and is also a genuine person with a beautiful heart. We started this gofundme is to try and help Linda move forward from this tragedy and be able to communicate. She lost almost all of her camera equipment, mac computer, important prints and negatives, and more. Unfortunately, there is only one hearing aid that fits her ear, the Oticon Agile, which was totally melted by the fire. She has already approached government, her medical insurance, and charities but it doesn’t fit for any funding so she is left empty handed for its $6800 cost. To get her moving, she would also like to have 30 of her iconic images that had smoke damage with ruined negatives restored. When a tragedy befalls any of us it is critical that friends and loved ones come together for aid and support, so I ask you all to do so and please donate whatever you can to help Linda and her husband get back on their feet. This would mean the world to Linda and provide a way forward to continue with her books. Even if you are unable to donate please share this with friends and family to spread the word and help. Thank you all for your support!

Love,

Rachel Fucheck


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I have now been to Lakewood to help with the salvage and it is incredible how much was lost that cannot be replaced.
Lothar has really taken hits too... He was mainly working making prints with their high-quality large-scale printer but it has also been melted and smoked out. It is too expensive to restore yet so he is stuck without access to this work.
Two weeks since the fire and much more work to do!! Please share some love.
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Flomny Vinay Menon
32 months ago

Linda i will speak with Marion tomorrow and see how i can help you

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Kathleen Campbell
32 months ago

Oh Linda! I'm so sorry. I'll give you what I can. Kathleen!

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$20,256 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 226 people in 32 months
Created April 10, 2016
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$240
Jamie Hollomon
9 months ago

Just learned, Linda. I know well how much your work means to you as an artist, and how much it matters to hear. Sad. Tragic. Yet you are resourceful, and have no doubt risen from the ashes, as so many wished. Yet as a therapist, I know these traumas linger, so I trust you can let it go when the unfairness of it re-emerges. I wish the best for both of you.

GM
$100
Greg McBain
10 months ago

Linda-Thinking of you I found out about the fire. Wanting to help in some way and wishing you the best.

PS
$15
Patricia Schwarz
14 months ago

To my fellow photographer - my heart goes out to you and your great loss. I wish your 1,000 good wishes for your days ahead!

$200
Vicci Tucci
26 months ago

Sorry I could not do it sooner. Hope this helps. Love, Vicci

SK
$10
suprina kenney
27 months ago

So so sorry to hear this. And sorry I cant give more. Dont loose faith, you can rebuild.

JP
$200
Jeannie Pearce
27 months ago

This is so sad! Good luck Linda! much love, Jeannie and Eric

Flomny Vinay Menon
32 months ago

Linda i will speak with Marion tomorrow and see how i can help you

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Kathleen Campbell
32 months ago

Oh Linda! I'm so sorry. I'll give you what I can. Kathleen!

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