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Patrick Brown Portfolio on American Photo March 24, 2012

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Patrick Brown’s work is being funded through Emphas.is. And suddenly it is everywhere.

American Photo is featuring his portfolio on the magazine’s website.

http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2012/03/portfolio-patrick-browns-trading-to-extinction

Partick Brown Photo: Bharatpur, Chitwan National Park, Nepal 01/2004 At the Bharatpur barracks a Royal Forestry Department Officer holds a rhino skull. The stockpile of items is 5 years old and the value is an estimated $750,000 USD.
Patrick Brown Photo: Bharatpur, Chitwan National Park, Nepal 01/2004 At the Bharatpur barracks a Royal Forestry Department Officer holds a rhino skull. The stockpile of items is 5 years old and the value is an estimated $750,000 USD.

“You ended up getting this book funded through the crowd-sourcing website Emphas.is. What drove you to go that route rather than going with a more traditional publisher?

If I had only known now what I know then. I went to NY and saw some publishers. I went to London and to Amsterdam. Most of them said it’s not a palatable subject. A couple of publishers sat on it for a while. Then the publishing climate started to change and people were asking for $30,000 to publish a book. That sounded like self-publishing to me, but they get their stamp on it and I don’t have any control over it. With the amount of money I spent on air travel and hotels and other expenses going to see these publishers, I could’ve actually published the book myself. Tina [Ahrens, co-founder of Emphas.is] saw the project eight or nine years ago. She has seen it grow and she’s always been there. She’s a dear friend as well. She approached me when they were branching out into this publishing project. I was a little bit reluctant, but it’s a new and different way of approaching the same old problem of finding finances to publish a book. They gave me great freedom.”

From a Skype interview with American Photo