The disposable crisis project

A creative charity project by Indra Moonen

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Archive - January 2012


Posted on January 30, 2012

Today I have packed 8 cameras that will travel to Indonesia via someone in Leiden. She’ll take them with her to Indonesia, spread them throughout the population and bring them back to the Netherlands again.

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India & France & Slovenia

Posted on January 26, 2012

I just packed three cameras, one leaving for India, one for Slovenia and one for France, ready to be shipped tomorrow!

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Another Sponsor!

Posted on January 23, 2012

I am happy to announce that today another sponsor has stepped forward in the name of Simply Chocolate. Not only do they have great chocolate but they use Fair Trade products to make them!

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Posted on January 20, 2012

In my search for sponsors I’ve had quite a bit of luck so far. And today Transcontinenta, a Dutch distributor of Gitzo, Lexar, Leica, Tamron etc. said that they wanted to support the project by donating €100,- ! They also searched for disposable cameras that could fit through a mailbox but didn’t find any but this makes me happy too! Comes in handy when paying all those shipping cost:)

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The Book

Posted on January 18, 2012

I just came home from a nice chat I had with Miguel Essers from io communicatie. He offered to help out with the construction of the book and since I don’t have any experience whatsoever making such a thing I gladly accepted this.

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More and more countries being added!

Posted on January 17, 2012 | 2 Comment(s)

The project is growing steadily and I’m really happy with that! Today it’s officially two weeks ago I launched this project .:)

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The Charity has been Picked!

Posted on January 16, 2012

After reading some comments on this project on Flickr I realized that some people felt it was weird there was no charity picked out yet. As I explained on this website this was due to a couple of reasons.

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Peru, Belgium and Canada

Posted on January 14, 2012

I’ve just prepared some cameras to go to different countries. Belgium is one of them, but also Canada and Peru.

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Some more developments

Posted on January 13, 2012

I have someone who donated 2 disposable cameras, including developing, digitalizing and shipping back to me, who will ship them around Australia / New Zealand. To anyone who wants to be part of those cameras thus save on shipping cost let me know and I’ll get you in contact so you can exchange details.

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Disposable Crisis & Java Village

Posted on January 12, 2012

On account of the recent news article in NRC I received an email this morning from a woman working for Stichting Java Village, a charity which supports villagers in West Java in their efforts to build a brighter future for their community.

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Disposable Crisis Project in NRC Newspaper!!

Posted on January 11, 2012 | 2 Comment(s)

In today’s NRC there’s a piece about the Disposable Crisis Project which is extremely cool! Thank you, NRC!

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Film Photography Project: "Awesome Film Projects Kick Off 2012!"

Posted on January 10, 2012

You can view the piece here in a larger format so you can actually read it or visit their website for the “real-live” version!

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We’re getting some Exposure!!

Posted on January 9, 2012

Film Photography Project was interested in this project so they contacted me if they could publish it on their site. Sure! We exchanged some emails and somewhere this week the project should show up on their website. Of course, when it does it’ll be shown here. Thank you!

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Which Charity?

Posted on January 7, 2012 | 2 Comment(s)

I’m having trouble to decide which charity the funds will go to so I thought it would be great asking you!

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Some more good news

Posted on January 6, 2012

Norman Post has donated 20 cameras for the project and that makes me very happy! James Davies is donating / using cameras as well so thank you both!

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Posted on January 5, 2012 | 2 Comment(s)

Today I have tried to find disposable cameras. The criteria I’d like to have met are cheap but good cameras with flash and they have to fit through a mailbox opening so they shouldn’t be thicker than 3 cm.

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Good News!!

Posted on January 4, 2012

First good news: Paypal has verified my account and donations can now be made! I’ve created 2 links to do this. One is in the side bar and one is via the page “Donations” in the top bar. I hope you’re willing / able to help this project because on my own this will be hard :-)

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About the disposable crisis project

Posted on January 4, 2012 | 4 Comment(s)

The media’s most used words in the past year have to be “the economical crisis”. I am very fortunate to live in the Netherlands where people really are pretty rich with roofs over their heads, food and a social security system, albeit the latter having been degraded over the last years. This makes me sincerely wondering about how this crisis has affected people all over the world. That’s why I have set up this project.

Su Questo Progetto-Traduzione in Italiano

Über Dieses Projekt - Übersetzung ins Deutsche

Sur ce Projet - Traduction en Francais

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Setting up a new project

Posted on January 3, 2012

I’m currently in the process of setting up this new project. Not sure when I’ll take this online. Want it to be a little bit more concrete before publishing.

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Online good to go!

Posted on January 3, 2012 | 2 Comment(s)

I decided to go online with this already. An evening of work does wonders and I realize I can’t wait with this too long or the crisis will have passed and people’s minds will have gone elsewhere.

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"Su Questo Progetto" - Traduzione in Italiano

Posted on January 3, 2012

The Disposable Crisis Project


Benvenuto e mille grazie per la partecipazione a questo progetto!


La crisi economica è una delle parole più sentite degli ultimi anni.

Mi ritengo molto fortunata di poter vivere nei Paesi Bassi e di non dover realmente risentire di questa crisi, ad esempio potendo contare su un impiego sicuro.

Allo stesso tempo questa mia posizione privilegiata mi ha reso curiosa di come la suddetta crisi abbia influenzato persone in altri paesi.

Per condividere la loro visione della crisi ho deciso di iniziare questo progetto.

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"Über Dieses Projekt" - Übersetzung ins Deutsche

Posted on January 3, 2012

Das Wegwerf-Krisen-Projekt
Ein kreatives Charity-Projekt von Indra Moonen 

Über das Wegwerf-Krisen-Projekt
Mache Bilder mit einer Botschaft und teile deine Sichtweise 

Eines der in den Medien am häufigsten verwendeten Wörter des vergangenen Jahres ist „Wirtschaftskrise“. Ich bin sehr glücklich, in den Niederlanden zu leben, wo Leute relativ reich sind und ein Dach über dem Kopf, Essen und ein System der sozialen Sicherheit haben, wenngleich das Letztere in den letzten Jahren abgenommen hat. Deshalb frage ich mich ernsthaft, wie diese Krise Menschen auf der ganzen Welt beeinflusst hat. Und darum habe ich dieses Projekt angefangen.

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Sur ce Projet - Traduction en Franšais

Posted on January 3, 2012

Les mots les plus utilisés dans les médias doivent être « la crise économique ». Je suis heureuse de vivre aux Pays-Bas, où les personnes sont assez riches, ont une maison, de la nourriture et un système de sécurité sociale, bien que ce dernier soit dégradé au cours des dernières années. C’est pourquoi que je me demande sincèrement comment la crise a affecté les personnes partout dans le monde. C’est pour cela que j’ai commencé ce projet. 

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