8 months since my last update.
It's been so often that I've thought of you guys with gratitude, even though I haven't been keeping you properly updated on big happenings in my life this year. Learning how to be an effective communicator about my photography rather than just through my photography is an ongoing challenge. It's a whole other skill set to be a fundraiser, publisher, connector, etc on top of actually photographing. Thanks for bearing with me as I figure it out.
1 reward is still missing... the one that I thought would have been easiest (some desktop background images promised to the $25 reward tier) is the one that I've had the hardest time carving out time to make. I want to make something special for them, and I just need a few days of uninterrupted computer time, and that's been hard to find. I'm wracked by guilt for this, but planning on making it extra special to make up for it.
100 projects is how many projects I've backed myself, with #100 coming in just yesterday. It's so amazing to have this tool that helps us to support the work that we want to see in the world. (Just caught Amanda Palmer's TED talk which speaks to this...)
200 miles is how far my friends at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers are marching across Florida, right now as I type this, continuing their advocacy for human rights in the agricultural industry. I'm heading down there next week to march with them for the second half of it. If you haven't seen any of my images of my earlier documentation of their movement, here's a little portfolio.
My 2nd Kickstarter project will launch later today. It's a last minute campaign to drum up a little bit of support in order to help me shoot the march. I would love if you could help in spreading the word about this campaign, as I'll only have a few days to pull it together. Please keep an eye out for it and forward, tag, share, tweet etc.
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Immeasurable is my gratitude. It's tough going sometimes, and so helpful to feel like you guys have got my back. Thanks for walking with me in this work.
Many thanks, and best wishes for peace, beauty and joy in your lives.
Just a quick reminder about tonight's special benefit concert at Studio 34.
The evening will feature a musical performance from my favorite rocketing-to-fame musicians The David Wax Museum - if you're not already familiar with them, check out this little video and I dare you not to be excited to hear them.
It starts at 8pm. There'll be two special dance performances and I'll share images from recent time in Togo. Before it all starts, I'll also be showing the How Philly Moves images that you helped create. If you can make it, RSVP here.
PS yes, more HPM updates coming...
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