I am currently working on a series of color portrait photographs of same-sex families entitled States of Union.

I am raising money on Kickstarter to fund the travel expenses and production costs entailed in photographing families from diverse populations across the United States.

I need your support to help this project reach its full potential.

Each donation level has an accompanying gift.

Please click here to learn more: www.kickstarter.com

The Finished Project will Consist of:

• One hundred photographs of families from across the United States.

• The photographs, with commentary, will become a published work.

• A traveling exhibition of the photographs will tour galleries, museums and public spaces in small towns and big cities around the United States.

Thank you in advance for your support!


What people are saying about States of Union:

"Her project will be a major catalogue of contemporary gay families."
- John Bennette (Art Collector / Critic)

"There is this long history of art being a device to bring the public's attention to things that might not be right in front of them.... It's more subversive then the most overtly political work out there because the message is delivered so quietly and with such a gentle touch that you don't know that your ideas might have shifted until after the fact."
- Sally Morgan Lehman (Morgan Lehman Gallery)

"As the same sex marriage issue comes to a forefront in today's political culture, this project by Alix Smith is a reminder to us all of the importance of equality for not just contemporary gay families but for all. I'm extremely impressed with her work and with the project's accomplishments already."
- Kim Stolz (MTV host & America's Next Top Model)

"Alix Smith is a brilliant artist. I support her enthusiastically!"
- Arthur C. Danto (Art Critic)

"This is an amazing project that deserves all the accolades it's been receiving. I am proud to vote for this and share Alix's tremendous vision with everyone I know."
- Jennifer Gruskoff (Founder, Editor-In-Chief - goodkin)

"This is such a beautiful project - good luck!"
- Ella Robinson (Director - Overture Films)



You can also see the interview online at: www.inthelifetv.org



The Advocate interviewed Alix Smith about her project STATES OF UNION. It can be seen in the "Arts and Entertainment" section through the link below.

Artist Spotlight: Alix Smith




Alix Smith has received fiscal sponsorship from The New York Foundation for the Arts, for her project "States of Union."

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