You Brought Your Own Light


I need your support to produce a photography book  celebrating the diversity of transgender people.  48% of trans people die by suicide, I want to document the people who find a way to build mental health and wellbeing: the war veteran; junior doctor; the man who runs a charity for the homeless and the scientist saving lives.

Last summer the highly successful photographic art exhibition, "YOU BROUGHT YOUR OWN LIGHT" shone some much needed visibility onto transgender people depicting twelve trans women and their stories in Manchester Library for a whole nine weeks.

It is the only documentation of the trans community of its kind and was sponsored by Sparkle- The National Transgender Charity.
I want to develop this project and continue to promote acceptance.

There is so much hate for trans gender people today that I passionately want to challenge it by photographing at least 20 more trans people for a photography book I am working on. The money you raise allows me to travel, shoot and edit so that I can focus on this valuable book and pull the first edition together. All of the money donated will be used efficiently and with your help I can break stereotypes and explore more truthful representations of diversity.

Your support means the world to me, I know I'm a talented artist who has hung in The Getty Gallery London and published in America but without financial backing projects like this do not happen. One of these trans women said,
"Consider that it is a beautiful body of work that you have created. You've achieved so much and you should be proud. The portraits will continue to inspire people, and you will continue to have a positive impact on vulnerable people's lives."

Helping vulnerable people and changing the world through photography is my job. To work for the benefit of this community, (in partnership with Sparkle - The National Transgender charity), is incredibly meaning full to the people I document.  If anyone wishes to donate £200 or more I would love to send you a fine art print of your choice from the limited editions on my website to commemorate your generosity.  

How Can You Become an Investor?

£200 buys a portrait commission. Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who you would like to sit for me too? If not I have people waiting for an opportunity.

£40 pays for an hour of expertise from a curator.

£25 pays for post production editing.

£1000 in total pays for a writer to capture the stories of each person who sits. 

£650 pays for a graphic designer to design the book.

 £1485 pays for the initial print run of 50 copies.

£2000 will pay for professional PR or Marketing.

£1000 allows me to travel at least 5 times to cover the whole country.

In addition do talk to me about the sponsorship page in the book where your investment may be listed if you desire and your logo printed.

Allie Crewe - Photographic Artist
With your support I can change the world; one photo at a time. 37390516_1551275357306096_r.jpeg

Donations (0)

  • Julie Hesmondhalgh 
    • £100 
    • 4 mos
  • Louise Pemberton  
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Lois Fitzpatrick 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 4 mos
  • Elizabeth Manning 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos


Allie Crewe 
Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom
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