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Thanks Kristen. I'm excited to see the result for this and I have that nervous excitement to explore this new (to me) landfill. Hugs and Kisses :-)
Hi Tim! Congrats... I can't wait to see what happens.
Thank YOU Sarah!
Thank you Nicole for your kind words and support. Overstated by called me a "saint," lol... I'm just doing my best. Hugs and good energy to you and your family :-)
Tim- Such a beautiful project. I am happy I could help even if it's just a little. I hope your project is a success! You're a saint in yoga pants. :)
I just want to address my appreciation for everyone that has donated so far. It's not all about money here, it's all about love. Of course money is needed, but as I see the number increase higher to it's goal to make it possible, I can't help but feel the love. I promise you that I will pour my heart and soul into this. I can promise that because I always have when it comes to this movement. It's an odd thing because when I enter a landfill, I feel fear, sadness and as though I made a mistake and should turn back around immediately. I realize I am a white alien there with my camera doing what I am doing. But as I get to know people, we both understand our roles better. I have to be strong during those times. Taking the right shots correctly is stressful and I have to show the people my confidence. I do go back to a friend's house or hotel after shooting in a landfill and cry privately in the shower but it doesn't really hit me until I am back home where I realize so many different things about the world, humanity and richer countries like our own (USA). It's when I am home in NYC that I struggle and become upset and feel I need to go back and do it again. I love these people and I can never call, text or email them. I can only show up in there country and location, as difficult as that is. I remember telling a mother (Carla Juarez Lopez) in Nicaragua that two of her boys (Felix and Jose) have been on a rotating tour around America, she didn't understand. I prepared for that earlier, so I showed her pictures of her boys in a gallery in DC. She gasped. Since then, those boys have toured 15 other locations within TX, CO, CA and Washington DC. The tour continues for another 6 months. My photos have been used my human rights activists for the UN and the House of Representatives. I am telling you this because it's real and it makes a difference! Yes I am happy because I can keep shooting something I have passion for, but even more so for a positive change.