WHY DO I NEED HELP?
Please support my road trip across Native America making a record of the strong & resilient people we are today. I plan on traveling to as many Native communities as possible to make portraits of the people and places. This will essentially be a road trip, so the more funds I can raise the longer I can stay out there, visiting Native populations and documenting that we are still here, strong, and beautiful in the 21st Century.
As a full time photographer/artist income can be like a very challenging roller coaster. Many people tell me to keep doing what I do. The truth is that it is not possible without support from people like you. I need you to want me to keep going out there into the great awesomeness that is our planet and bringing back images that excite and inspire you to keep doing what it is you do that helps serve us all. I need your financial support as well as your undying need for beauty, inspiration and wonder to fuel my projects.
WHAT WILL YOUR MONEY DO?
Travel costs: That means any airfare, car rentals, fuel, hotels, food etc.
Equipment costs: camera and lens rentals, photo tents etc.
WHAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE?
Any help you give would be an INCREDIBLE gesture of support and would serve as encouragement that this work is important, that beauty is important.
Stretch Goal No.2 Southwest territories $6000. (total $18,900)If we can push further, rally and raise more funds, This November it would be possible to travel south in California across Arizona and New Mexico.
Stretch Goal No.1 South Dakota Reservations $6000. (total $12,900)
You have helped me reach my first goal of getting to the Crow Agency in Montana! I am starting there because I have friends that have invited me to Crow Fair the largest gathering of tipis in the US. If I stay in the area there are several other reservations I can visit.
It's possible now to try and reach farther and visit some other nearby reservations such as Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Yankton, Santee, Lower Brule, Cheyenne River and Standing Rock, in South Dakota. If I can raise another $6,000. I can stay another month in South Dakota and photograph several tribes.
First stop: Crow Fair, Crow Agency Montana
This August I will be heading to Crow Fair the largest gathering of tipis in America. It will be a great opportunity to set up a mobile portrait studio and record the people and the event. ( The more funds I raise the more places I can visit and the longer I can stay.)
More Details about some of the Rewards:
A signed copy of my Melting Away book.
Custom Beadwork made by me! Since I was a teen I have been making hard sole moccasins and other great beaded objects. Here is your chance to support a great project and also get museum quality one of a kind beadwork made just for you.
You have a choice of beaded pouch or hat band (pledge $200 or more)
beaded custom moccasins (pledge $1250 or more)
beaded cross shoulder bag (pledge $2500 or more)
Risks and challenges
The only real risk is if there is no one willing to sit for me. Geez I hope that won't happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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