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Count how many pictures you have of your family. Probably more than you can count. What if you had none of them, none of yourself?
Count how many pictures you have of your family. Probably more than you can count. What if you had none of them, none of yourself?
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Imagine never having a photo of yourself.  Not one of yourself, your family, your birthday parties, your childhood days, your newborn, or your retirement trip. That is the reality of hundreds of millions in our world.

I spent a year and a half out in India, and during my time there I watched individuals till their land by hand, sweat to keep their crops growing, and finally harvest to feed their children.  And I must admit, I fell in love.  I fell in love with farming, their work ethic, and most of all, the farmers.

We all want to make our mark, we all want to live forever, and I believe photos have a way of doing just that.  I am asking for your support, in order to give individuals who do not have thousands of photos on a social networking site, who don't have a nice camera on a cell phones, and who would never be able to have a framed photo of themselves or their family, to have just one

I will fly out to India on my own expense and shoot photos of farmers.  Then I will go back to the cities and develop the photos to a 11 x 14 print and frame them.  I will give them a huge hug and hand the wrapped framed photo and say, "This photo is from ___(your name)___, who believes everyone in the world should have a family photo."

Thanks so much, it means a lot.  Please help spread the word.

Kevin

Note: The photos in the video were taken in Madhya Pradesh India while working for Digital Green and working with Samaj Pragati Sahayog.  These pictures or those taken in India of farmers for Farmer Portraits are not to be used for any other purposes. Pictures that can be used will only be made available with the farmer/individual's consent.

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    Thanks! One framed INDIVIDUAL Farmer Portrait will be given in India, an email and a postcard showing the person who has a portrait because of your contribution, and a thanks on our website.

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    Amazing! One framed FAMILY Farmer Portrait will be given in India, an email showing the family who has a portrait because of your support, a postcard with the family and a thanks on our website!

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    Awesome! A one hour photo session with me, in which you get to keep all the pictures taken (must be in the NJ, Eastern PA, Southern NY area). Plus, one framed FAMILY Farmer Portrait will be given in India, an email showing the family who has a portrait because of your support, a 4x6 postcard with the family and a thanks on our website!

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    Wow! A two hour photo session with me, in which you get to keep all the digital pictures taken (must be in the NJ, Eastern PA, Southern NY area). One 8 x 11 hard cover printed photo book of Farmer Portraits and stories from our trip. Plus, one framed FAMILY Farmer Portrait will be given in India, an email showing the family who has a portrait because of your support, a 4x6 postcard with the family and a thanks on our website! (For international add 15 dollars for shipping)

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    Are you serious!? A three hour photo session with me, in which you get to keep all the digital pictures taken (must be in the NJ, PA, NY area). One 12 x 12 hardcover printed book of Farmer Portraits from our trip. Plus, 5 framed FAMILY Farmer Portraits will be given in India, an email showing all five families who have a portrait because of your support, and five 4x6 postcards with the families and a thanks on our website!

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    Somebody pinch me! All the above rewards for ($250 dollars or more) plus five individual farmer portraits (10 total) plus five minute video shot in India thanking you for your support.

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    This is joke right? I will fly anywhere in the continental US for a full day photo session with me, in which you get to keep all the digital pictures taken. Plus 10 FAMILY farmer portraits will be given in India, plus a five minute video shot in India thanking you for your support.

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