Departing New York City at the beginning of August and returning in the middle of November, the FREE FILM team will travel by road with converted mobile darkroom Airstream trailer to 15-20 cities across the country to distribute and process rolls of 35mm black and white film for free to anyone interested in participating in the project. Given a due date and the prompt phrase ‘red white and blue,’ participating photographers will have the opportunity to shoot their roll as an expression of what that means to them — the words, the phrase, the place, the dream, the reality.
Whether the photographer takes this opportunity to focus on their unique personal experiences that shape their life in America, or chooses to interpret the prompt more broadly by focusing on the tone, concept and connotations of the phrase ‘red, white and blue’, the end product will be an incredibly sincere amalgamation of different view points, forever saving these two short months of the USA in black and white film.
This is FREE FILM : USA
FREE FILM : USA is a complete team effort with aid coming from many contributing parties but we would like to particularly thank our two major sponsors - Ford Motor Company, Matchabar and Pro Photo Supply.
Ford’s belief is that freedom of movement drives human progress. We are unbelievably grateful for their support of FREE FILM : USA as we take to the road on the ultimate American road trip.
MatchaBar started as a cafe in Brooklyn in 2014 with a simple mission, bring matcha to the people. 5 years later MatchaBar can be found as a bottled & canned drink at 1700 doors nationwide, including all Whole Foods Markets. Why matcha? A healthier, better energy packed with caffeine & antioxidants with no chemicals or scary things you can't pronounce. Pick up a MatchaBar product and see how it makes you feel!
Our mission is to assist our community in the pursuit of the art, the craft, the profession, and the joy of still and motion photography. We strive to provide the service, expertise, and products to help our customers fully realize their creative visions. Whether you use photography to earn a living, to enact social change, for personal expression, or simply to record family memories, we are here to help you.
Locations and dates are subject to change