Vu Gandin Le

Vu Gandin Le

is creating photos and videos for PoC, Immigrants and Refugees

5

patrons

$59

per month
I grew up in Texas - but I’m not from here. I was a child refugee from Vietnam, and my sponsor lived in Del Rio, Texas. Read more about that here. I know what it’s like to grow up looking at photos of refugees fleeing in boats, setting up shelters on beaches, and to know that one of those photos could be of me. These are images from the hardest moments of a person's life, but they don't tell the whole story.

Modern day Texas is a hotbed for oppression, and thankfully, lots of people are here to tell the stories. But those stories are not often told by the people who know them best, people in the community.

This project will be a way to set aside time, equipment and resources to help folks tell their stories and reclaim their narratives. With a successful Patreon platform, I’ll be able to make:

  • Videos about immigration and refugees, told in collaboration with the people at the heart of those stories
  • Portraits for families who would not otherwise have pictures taken together in a safe place
  • Photos at happy events - ceremonies and cultural event coverage. Because it's not all about those hard times.
  • Headshots for folks getting on their feet 

My long term goals are to create a foundation that offers training, access to equipment, funding and publishing help to refugee and immigrant artists and storytellers. This is the first step towards that goal!

Thank you for being part of this family. 
All love,
Vu

Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month
Thank you for being a vital part of sustaining this work! 


* Access to Patreon only blog posts

* Thank you on my Instagram feed

Team Gandin Le
$15 or more per month
I need a team behind me to keep doing this. Thank you!


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Access to confessional style videos

* Photography/Video Q&A - a Discord channel to ask me questions about photography!


Collaborator
$25 or more per month
For the folks who want to be part of the process.


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Access to Gandin Le Productions Discord channel for ideas, behind the scenes and process conversations


Producer
$55 or more per month
Showing up super hard. And being producers for these projects.


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Producer credit on anything backed by this project

* 25% off all portrait sessions

Includes Discord rewards
Full on Sponsor
$100 or more per month
Dedicated to my original and forever sponsor, Maribelle. 


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* 50% off all portrait sessions 

* One portrait session per year included at this tier. If you don't live near me, I'm going to find a special way to do the sessions - either remotely or by traveling to you


Includes Discord rewards
I grew up in Texas - but I’m not from here. I was a child refugee from Vietnam, and my sponsor lived in Del Rio, Texas. Read more about that here. I know what it’s like to grow up looking at photos of refugees fleeing in boats, setting up shelters on beaches, and to know that one of those photos could be of me. These are images from the hardest moments of a person's life, but they don't tell the whole story.

Modern day Texas is a hotbed for oppression, and thankfully, lots of people are here to tell the stories. But those stories are not often told by the people who know them best, people in the community.

This project will be a way to set aside time, equipment and resources to help folks tell their stories and reclaim their narratives. With a successful Patreon platform, I’ll be able to make:

  • Videos about immigration and refugees, told in collaboration with the people at the heart of those stories
  • Portraits for families who would not otherwise have pictures taken together in a safe place
  • Photos at happy events - ceremonies and cultural event coverage. Because it's not all about those hard times.
  • Headshots for folks getting on their feet 

My long term goals are to create a foundation that offers training, access to equipment, funding and publishing help to refugee and immigrant artists and storytellers. This is the first step towards that goal!

Thank you for being part of this family. 
All love,
Vu

Recent posts by Vu Gandin Le

Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month
Thank you for being a vital part of sustaining this work! 


* Access to Patreon only blog posts

* Thank you on my Instagram feed

Team Gandin Le
$15 or more per month
I need a team behind me to keep doing this. Thank you!


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Access to confessional style videos

* Photography/Video Q&A - a Discord channel to ask me questions about photography!


Collaborator
$25 or more per month
For the folks who want to be part of the process.


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Access to Gandin Le Productions Discord channel for ideas, behind the scenes and process conversations


Producer
$55 or more per month
Showing up super hard. And being producers for these projects.


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* Producer credit on anything backed by this project

* 25% off all portrait sessions

Includes Discord rewards
Full on Sponsor
$100 or more per month
Dedicated to my original and forever sponsor, Maribelle. 


You'll get everything from above, plus: 


* 50% off all portrait sessions 

* One portrait session per year included at this tier. If you don't live near me, I'm going to find a special way to do the sessions - either remotely or by traveling to you


Includes Discord rewards