OVERVIEW

From June 14 – July 20, 2013 Taller Puertorriqueño’s Lorenzo Homar Gallery will host Photography Without Borders, the Exhibition

This exhibition is the culmination of photographer/educator Tony Rocco’s 3-year photography-based cultural exchange project that brings together children from North Philadelphia and the rural village of La Florida, Colombia, in conversations over photography and community.

Rocco’s own photographs bridge these two communities and responds in tandem with their work as they utilize photography, video, and writing to explore and compare their worlds. Free to the public, the exhibition will feature opening and closing receptions offering traditional Colombian and Puerto Rican food and musical performances. 

Sponsors are invited to special VIP receptions where attendees get to meet all the students and contributors and receive personalized tours of the exhibit by the students themselves. 

The exhibition will be attended by both US and Colombia students as a delegation from La Florida will be in attendance as part of a 2-week tour of the US where they will be traveling to cultural and historical sights in Philadelphia, New York City, and Lancaster, PA with their US partners.  After the closing reception of the exhibition on July 20th, the US students will travel to Colombia where they will go on a 10-day tour with their Colombian partners that culminates with an exhibition in the capital of Bogotá. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000 Gold Sponsor, Benefits Include:
• Your company support will be noted in our press releases that we be sent to all media outlets in the US and Colombia, i.e. TV, radio, and print.
• Your corporate logo prominently displayed with a hyperlink to your company’s web site on Photography-without-borders.org
• 10 passes to VIP opening and closing receptions
• Your company’s logo prominently placed alongside PWB, US Embassy, and Taller logos on 10,000 exhibition postcards, and all printed materials
• Logo and recognition on a project book documenting all the student’s work and the 3-year history of the project- you will also receive 20 copies of the book

$3,500 Silver Sponsor, Benefits Include:
• Your company support will be noted in our press releases that we be sent to all media outlets in the US and Colombia, i.e. TV, radio, and print.
• Your corporate logo prominently displayed with a hyperlink to your company’s web site on Photography-without-borders.org
• 5 passes to VIP opening and closing receptions
• Your company’s logo prominently placed on 10,000 exhibition postcards and all printed materials
• Logo and recognition on a project book documenting all the student’s work and the 3-year history of the project- you will also receive 10 copies of the book

$2,500 Bronze Sponsor, 
Benefits Include:
• Your company support will be noted in our press releases that we be sent to all media outlets in the US and Colombia, i.e. TV, radio, and print.
• Your corporate logo prominently displayed with a hyperlink to your company’s web site on Photography-without-borders.org
• 3 passes to VIP opening and closing receptions
• Your company’s logo prominently placed on 10,000 exhibition postcards and all printed materials

• Logo and recognition on a project book documenting all the student’s work and the 3-year history of the project- you will also receive 5 copies of the book

Sponsor a Trip!
Both US and Colombia students will explore local cultural and historical sights

$2000 NYC- Students will see sights like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty as well as the Museum of Modern Art.  Day Trip.  Includes meals and bus transportation.

$1500 Washington DC- Students will spend the day experiencing the wealth of museums and history our nation’s capital has to offer.  Day Trip.  Includes meals and bus transportation.

$2500 Lancaster, PA- Students will get to explore Amish country and do a joint photography project with students in Lancaster City.  Overnight trip.  Includes accommodations, meals and bus transportation.

$500 Bike tour of Fairmount Park- Students will spend the day enjoying historic Fairmount Part from the back of a bicycle and finish with a family picnic on Forbidden Drive. 

$500 Phila. Zoo- Students will get to experience one of the best zoo’s in the US.

$500 NY State Aquarium- Students will walk over the Ben Franklin Bridge to NJ and explore the famous NJ State Aquarium.

Trip sponsor benefits include: 
• Mention in press releases that will be sent to all media outlets in the US
• Tag along! Up to 5 members of your company/family can join us on our trip
• A DVD with photographs and video from the trip that can be used for promotional purposes
• 3 tickets to VIP opening and closing receptions at Taller Puertorriqueño

• a copy of the project book documenting all the student’s work and 3-year history of the project

Sponsor a student to go to Colombia!

$2000 Help make one of our Shutterbug’s dreams come true by sponsoring them for their 2-week trip to Colombia, which includes visits to Medellin, Cali, and Bogotá.  Includes hotel accommodations, meals, and trips to cultural and historic sites. 

Student sponsor benefits include: 
• Mention in press releases that will be sent to all media outlets in the US
and Colombia
• A copy of the project book signed by your student
• A 20” x 24” signed, framed photograph of you and your student
• A 20” x 24” signed, framed photograph of one of your student’s photos taken during their trip
• A DVD with photographs and video from the trip that can be used for promotional purposes
• Personalized 2-way correspondence from your students during every step of their trip!
• Mention on website
• 5 tickets to VIP opening and closing receptions at Taller Puertorriqueño