Talitha Brauer

is creating Photo & Film Stories of Identity and Belonging

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About Talitha Brauer

I create art (photography and films) telling stories of relationship, identity, and belonging thanks to my generous team of patrons here on Patreon.

In September 2015 I traveled with a Syrian family on their journey from Budapest to Hamburg, and they became my friends. This experience brought me into the theme of refugees and home in a personal way and so with visionary support from my first three patrons, we founded the website Brother's Keeper International in March 2016. (Scroll down to see the Patreon milestones of the last 5 years!)

Public opinion about migration has shifted quite a bit since September 2015, but reality is quite different from the rhetoric surrounding refugees. I'm very thankful for my patrons who support me financially and also emotionally by engaging with my work.

Many of my stories are about connecting with another human being and finding out what you have in common. This often happens in the quiet moments, over a cup of coffee or tea.

I invite *you* to pour yourself a cup of tea, and explore the stories at www.brotherskeeperintl.com.

If you enjoy what you read, please consider donating a monthly cuppa coffee and sharing this page with your friends. What I love about Patreon is that people can be a patron of the arts for as much or as little as they want. And every little counts. =)

Questions? You can reach me at tkbphotography(at)gmail.com
Love from Berlin,
Talitha

My Patreon Milestones, thanks to my generous patrons!
📍2016: And So It Begins!
📍2017: Dive into Filmmaking
  • Made "The Peace Between", a 35-minute documentary about friendships between refugees and local Europeans in Hungary, Denmark, and France. From research to filming to community screenings - my awesome patrons were the grassroots community behind the film. 🙏🏽💪🙌
  • Trips to Lesvos twice a year to document the stories of Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees, as well as Greek locals A crisis within a crisis: Refugees in Lesbos
📍2018: Spotlight on Moria Camp in Lesvos, Greece
  • Trips to Lesvos (June, December) to document the stories of Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees, as well as Greek locals.
  • Curator of "Inside Moria's Mental Health Crisis" campaign raising awareness for the disgraceful conditions inside Moria Camp, Lesvos, Greece (October 2018)
  • "To Know You By Name" multi-sensory exhibition in Berlin and online (November 2018) - I made this from the stories from all the Lesvos trips.
📍2019: Advocacy through Art
📍2020: (!) Need I say more? Adapting to #thispandemiclife.
  • Paid attention to my own mental health & taking time to rest from hearing intense stories.
  • Continued to explore the role of landscape fine art photography to create safe and welcoming spaces that invite the viewer to rest.
  • Evaluate & assess the work of the last 5 years and how to make it personally sustainable.
📍2021: Surviving #thispandemiclife thanks to my faithful patrons
  • New partnership developing with Michael and Ariel Kraft who are responding to the crisis of 2,500 unaccompanied minors living in a stadium in San Antonio, Texas: send much needed socks, underwear, shorts, and shoes to the kids via the Kraft's Amazon Wishlist.
  • Pre-production for a documentary film about the current experience of refugees in Europe in collaboration with NGO partners in Finland and Belgium from "I Remember Your Welcome".
  • More to come...

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$1,139.72 of $2,500 per month
The Launch was successful...now on to Phase #2: Development. Achieving this goal will allow me to focus my efforts 100% on storytelling and spreading the stories to a wider audience.
Join me in advocating for refugees and sharing firsthand stories that need to be heard!
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