First, a quick update. Three weeks ago I posted about the importance of rain during this time of year for Mixtec farmers. Southern Mexico's dry spell is continuing. It's not too late to save this year's crop, but let's hope that they will soon get some rain or this year could be a true disaster for thousands of families in the Mixteca. I'll keep you posted on this as we move forward.
Today is the thirty day mark on this campaign and a piece about the project was posted on National Public Radio's The Picture Show. If you get a moment, please take a look.
In addition to today's NPR piece, last week the New York Times featured the project on its Lens Blog, joining Pete Brook's Prison Photography, Stan Banos' Reciprocity Failure, Asim Rafiqui's The Spinning Head, Monica Lozano's Cienojos, and Aline Smithson's Lenscratch -- as well as many personal blogs and shared links by friends and colleagues -- in helping to support the project.
I'm grateful and humbled by the response.
Sixty days left and there is still some ground to cover to make the project a success. Please help get the word out, perhaps by sharing a link to one of the articles above. Again, your assistance in helping to tell this story is much appreciated.
pledged of $8,500 goal
seconds to go
May 25, 2011 - Aug 23, 2011 (90 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A postcard of thanks and access to updates, news, and reporting, and an invitation to contribute to the discussion on the project's Facebook page.
Pledge $25 or more
(Receive all of the above +) A special edition 8x10 Epson print of image number one, below. Printed on 100% cotton rag paper using archival inks, your print will bear a special inscription of thanks to the supporters of this campaign.
Pledge $50 or more
(All of the above +) Your Epson print becomes a set of three 8x10s, one each, of images one through three, below.
Pledge $75 or more
(All of the above +) Your Epson print becomes the complete set of five 8x10s, one each, of images one through five, below.
Pledge $150 or more
(All of the above +) A signed copy of Orion magazine article, a DVD of the Daylight Multimedia piece, a copy of the traveling exhibition catalog and a personal letter of thanks.
Pledge $350 or more
(All of the above +) A signed 8x10 silver gelatin print of an image of your choosing from the project's website: www.thepeopleofclouds.com.
Pledge $500 or more
(All of the above +) Your silver gelatin print of choice increases in size to 11x14.
Pledge $1,000 or more
(All of the above +) Your silver gelatin print of choice increases in size to 16x20.
Pledge $2,000 or more
(All of the above +) Your silver gelatin print becomes a special edition portfolio of five images of your choosing from the project's website, printed to 11x14, signed, matted and delivered in a linen box.
Pledge $2,500 or more
AND YOU ARE A PATRON. (All of the above +) A personal phone call from Oaxaca at the start and conclusion of my trip, a personal presentation of the completed project via Skype and an invitation for a studio visit at my home in California.
Pledge $5,000 or more
AND YOU ARE A SPONSOR. (All of the above +) A private lecture delivered to your organization anywhere within the continental US.