167% Funded


Target: €5000


€8,389 Raised


154 Funders

Ruthless - The Exhibition

By Ruth Medjber


"Ruthless: A Decade of Live Music Photography is an exciting new exhibition showcasing the work of renowned Irish photographer, Ruth Medjber. Having covered some of the greatest musical performances in Ireland over the last 10 years, Medjber’s show includes incredible live shots of international stars like Arcade Fire, Metallica, LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Leonard Cohen and Dua Lipa, as well as homegrown heroes like Le Galaxie, Saint Sister, Ham Sandwich, Gavin James, Kodaline and many more.

This is the first solo exhibition from Medjber, who’s shot for NME, Rolling Stone, and Hot Press. She’s toured extensively around Ireland, the UK and Europe, capturing intimate, dynamic shots of some of the world’s greatest live acts. This is a debut not to be missed, and an opportunity to pick up unique artwork from some of the best gigs Ireland has ever hosted."

The show will be in Dublin from 23rd Nov - Dec 2nd in the Fumbally Exchange. It'll be bold, vibrant and a fun place to visit.  The launch party (invite only) will be on the 22nd Nov, 5pm-10pm!

A breakdown of costs: The venue/printing/framing costs are the largest part of the budget, it was something I was hoping to get corporate sponsorship for but apparently times are tight at the top! We're looking at 10k just for straight up hosting fees! Then add in some PR, marketing, designers fees, posters, paying the DJ on the launch night etc (you know I like to pay every freelancer fairly for their work!). I'm going to foot a lot of the bill myself but hopefully the 5K I raise here will go straight to the venue for their fees (2.5K) and the rest will go towards paying the printer/framer. If I manage to get more than 5K it'll mean I get to have more photos on the walls, particulary some more unsigned Irish acts!

Thankfully I didn't get into music photography for the money as I'm fairly sure we'll make diddly squat on this, but hey, at least we'll have a sesh and see some art! Come rain, hail or shine we're doing this.

I like to think of this "crowdfunding" route as more of an opportunity for my social media mates to buy their favourite prints for a reduced price and be rewarded for their continuous and early support. They're the ones who have got me this far, so they're the ones who should get to benefit! Buy the prints in advance, save money, support the arts and come and have a session!

Over the last few years I've come to rely on my army of online peeps who send messages, retweet with love and stick an aul heart on a photo. I can't thank you enough for the ongoing support of my work.

Let's have a cocktail on the 22nd!

x Ruth



Final Call for Rewards

Hi everyone.

The exhibition is finally over and it was an absolute laugh meeting so many of you in person. Thank you all so much for your support. It was down to your advance funding that I was able to host such a show.

For those who paid for a print, but didn't actually choose one, please do so here, as soon as possible so I can get it printed and shipped to you before Christmas.

For those who didn't pay for postage on a print and missed the colelction at the show. You'll now need to have it posted, can you please transfer a postage fee of €8 to me by paypal. The paypal is linked to ruthmedjber@gmail.com And don't forget to send me your address in the form.

For those who are getting postcards and pins, please fill in your address in the form and I'll have them to you ASAP (you don't need to pay for postage).

If you no longer wish to recieve your reward, simply ignore this email and I'll strike you off the list next week.

Thank you all again, you're true heroes.

Stay in touch!

xx R








The Launch Party

Hello lovely funder folk!

A couple of updates for you all.

For those who chose their print by last Sunday afternoon, it will be ready for collection at the show from tomorrow. For those who missed that deadline but have filled out the form by the 25th, your print will be ready for collection by the second weekend of the show (Dec 1st).

For anyone who hasn't filled out the google form and made their choice for their print, please do so ASAP before the 25th.

For anyone who got the Pin/Postcards reward, I'll be collecting your addresses soon to ship those out to you (at no extra cost).

If you're coming to the exhibition, the address is 5 Dame Lane (it's the Stags Head Pub lane, just off Dame Street). It's open to the public from Friday 23rd until Sunday 2nd (closing in the afternoon on Sunday). It's free to attend and you don't need a ticket/invite from Friday. See the Facebook event for daily updates and opening times.

For those who have selected a reward that contains and INVITE to the launch party (Yay!) it's on THURSDAY 22nd. This is a limited 'guestlist only' event (and you're on the guestlist!!).

I'll be opening the doors at 4:30pm for FUNDERS ONLY FIRST. Meaning you guys get to have the first look at the show (now there is a chance we might still be sweeping around your feet at that point so you'll have to excuse us!)
At 5pm I'll begin to show you around, I can take questions, chat and give you a short tour before we open to the press and family/friends. If you can't make it that early, don't stress, just follow in later on! If you can't make the event on Thursday, I'm hoping to be at the exhibition most days, so just say hello when you're in!

The Hero's Wall at the show features the name of everyone who funded (as provided by your fundit account, unless you were on to me for a change already (all except those that selected to remain anonymous).

Your support so far has been incredible. Thank YOU!










Choose your Prints!

Thank You all for the support, for digging deep and trusting me to deliver a great show. I've been working all the hours in the day (and night!) to make sure everything goes to plan!

For those who have chosen a PRINT, I have created a Google Form which allows each of you to choose your favourite photograph.

Please fill out all your details here: https://goo.gl/forms/Jv4WRw8PSfdQS3yB2

The sooner you have made your choice, the sooner I will have it ready for you. As each print is being lovingly created specifically for you, if you don't make your selection before Sunday 18th, your print won't be ready at the launch party but can be collected towards the end of the exhibition instead (Dec 2nd). I'm using an amazing, local printer in Dublin 8 who takes time, care and pride in his work. I've been running him ragged these last few weeks and really don't want him to explode before the show!

For everyone who selected a reward that included an enamel pin, unfortunately there has been some issues with the production of the pins and they won't be ready for 6 weeks. Instead I'm offering the higher value "Postcard Pack" (with a button badge) instead at no extra cost. If you prefer to stick with the Pin and don't mind waiting, there's an option to let me know in the google form. Sorry about that!

I'll be buzzing around the exhibition most days (but not all), so if you're planning a visit and would like a tour, please let me know in advance. I'm happy to host schools and clubs whenever I can!

Please let me know if I've left out any details. You can find me on all the social platforms should you need me to answer questions. Please note that for all the financial questions you'll need to contact Fundit directly. Oh and please note that I cannot include any more than the 66 bands already included. I would if I could!

facebook, instagram, twitter. Or by mail!


x Ruth



Ah guys, thanks so so so much.

I'm totally blown away by the response (I know everyone says that, but I'm being serious!). These donations are massive to me. It'll help pay off the venue fees (2.5K), and it'll go towards the printing costs (4k approx).

I'd love to be able to showcase an abundance of acts at the exhibition. Originally I had planned for 20 acts, but in my wildest dreams I'd have closer to 60 (I've been editing the selection this week and it really is possible).

Yes, I'll feature all the major headline International acts (The Cure, Pearl Jam, Metallica etc. etc.), but what I'd truly LOVE is to be able to show off our homegrown heroes too. That's what this Fundit campaign is helping with. Any additional money that is raised, I'm putting it straight back into the show. There will be more Irish acts on the walls and more sparkle to the whole exhibit.

So if you're reading this and have yet to pick up a print, please do so within the remaining time!

After the campaign finishes, I'll send all of you who ordered a print, a PDF containing every photo in the show. From that you can pick your desired print (it won't be a pot luck situation, you all get to choose!).

One more thing, lots of you have said that can't make the opening launch party date. So just a note to say that I'm hearing you and I'll try to accommodate you in another way. Maybe a preview tour or something! We'll make it work somehow, I promise! 

If you have any questions about the exhibition or the rewards please feel free to reach me on social media or my website.


Thank you x R

(oh and how cool is this design work by Andrew Duffy, Thanks Andrew!)





funders (154)

There are 144 public funders of this project

There are 10 anonymous funders of this project