The idea for "Every Point on the Map" was conceived in the midst of completing a doctoral dissertation.
Wishing to contribute to a state that's given her so many opportunities, Kelly Roberts (aka "Red Dirt Kelly") will be traveling with her daughter, Rachel Apple, to every one of Oklahoma's 593 cities or towns over the next ten years. Their goal is to have a meaningful conversation with one person at "every point on the map," take their portrait, and document their stories.
You might have questions about geography, logistics, and other details. Check out this post for all the lo-down!
So why do we need your support? Travel, video production costs, special medium format processing for the portraits, and some equipment will all cost a good deal. Therefore, it would be GREAT if you would be willing to underwrite some of the costs for our first year.
Please check out the reward levels for your donations, our video story, and check in with us at the Red Dirt Chronicles (RDC). We'll be heading out for our first journey in February and will be posting pieces on the RDC shortly after that. Thank you...a hundred times THANK YOU!
~ "Red Dirt Kelly" and Rachel Apple
Risks and challenges
One of our greatest risks is simply "life." We can't know what illnesses, surprises, or twists and turns might be in our future. Therefore, this project might evolve - just as we continue to develop as human beings.
If we DO have setbacks during the first year (this funding is for "Year One" only), we'll be communicating them to not only you, but to the greater Oklahoma community through our website mentioned above: The Red Dirt Chronicles.
I would say that after keeping a marriage together for 28 years, raising two children, and getting three college degrees…I'm pretty good at finishing the things I start! ~ KellyLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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