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Walking from Minneapolis to Chicago on an epic photographic journey inspired by the Pioneering Spirit of Adventure. And making a book if we survive.
Walking from Minneapolis to Chicago on an epic photographic journey inspired by the Pioneering Spirit of Adventure. And making a book if we survive.
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Our names are Meg, Ben, and Heather, and we are a group of photo students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. This summer, we would like to do a collective photography project to rediscover the pioneering spirit of early America by walking from Minneapolis to Chicago and photographing our journey from three different viewpoints. Then we will compile our photographs into a marvelous book!

While our photographic styles are very different, we tend to focus on similar subjects from different approaches, and this journey offers us the perfect opportunity to do just this, as well as the adventure of a life-time. Meg will be focusing on the narrative of the walk, turning it into a mock post-apocalyptic home journey. Heather will be creating a portrait of the wide scope of people who live in the northern midlands of America, as well as photographing any oddness we may come upon. Ben will be focusing photographically on the memories and remnants of those who have traveled this route before us, and their effects on the places we pass through. We hope this project will yield a beautiful photography book visually detailing three students' rediscoveries of what America is to them and what it means to work hard to make outstanding and unique work.

For this project, we will need large amounts of socks, beef jerky, cliff bars, and apples, medium format film, extra camera batteries and camera cards, sun hats, hotel rooms to recharge camera batteries/update blogs, and copious amounts of water. Your support would be ever so greatly appreciated in helping to fulfill our dream.

Thank You,

Meg Dolan, Ben Heyer, and Heather Kraft

Follow our adventure on Twitter (as Squatgallery) or on our blog at http://squatgallery.blogspot.com

To view portfolio work, please visit:
http://heatherkraft.tumblr.com/
http://www.megdolan.com/
http://www.benjaminheyer.com/

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    Receive a phone call from us during our epic journey. We'll tell you all about it, and thank you for generous contribution to our cause. You'll also get a special thank you on our blog and in the back of our book. Sweet! This reward is cumulative.

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    Receive a postcard from one of the places we pass through on our journey, written and sent during our walk. Neato! This reward is cumulative.

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    Receive three 5"x7" signed random prints from the book (one from each of us). Wow! This reward is cumulative.

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    Receive a signed and dedicated softcover limited edition book (dimensions 7"x7"). Awesome!

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    Receive a signed and dedicated hardcover limited edition book (dimensions 7"x7"). Hardcovers are Hardcore!

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    Have our book dedicated to you in print (yep, right there on the first page!) and receive a signed and also hand dedicated large hardcover limited edition book (dimensions 12" x 12"). Double Dedication! This reward is cumulative.

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    Receive three limited edition signed 16"x20" prints (one from each of us of your choosing). Great for your living room! This reward is cumulative.

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    Receive three limited edition signed 30"x40" prints (one from each of us of your choosing) AND everything listed above (but only the large signed hardcover book). Holy Moly!

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