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The goal is to donate 1,300 copies of this photo book of Guatemala's civil war to its public schools and universities.
The goal is to donate 1,300 copies of this photo book of Guatemala's civil war to its public schools and universities.
230 backers pledged $22,490 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you!

Friends:

The KS campaign for "Guatemala's Lost Photographs” ended this afternoon with 230 donors and $22,490 in donations. My Kickstarter partners and I thank you for your generosity in all its forms. We are deeply grateful.

We also had 1,309 "Likes" on Facebook supporting this campaign; we are pleased that so many people took a peek. 

My own thanks are also in order. Nic Wirtz, Carmen Wirtz, Maria Zaghi, and Bea Gallardo in Guatemala provided invaluable KS assistance. Thank you team!  Nadia Sussman was indefatigable in pursuing new contacts and brainstorming throughout the campaign. You should be cloned. And last but not least, Kara Andrade is my unflappable KS partner in Guatemala City. She believed we would make the goal from the outset, and as usual she was right. Kara, you are something else. 

Regarding your pledge: In the next few days, you will receive an email from Amazon.com stating that it has successfully completed a payment; it will describe the Recipient as “Book publishing” with a tag to “Guatemala’s Lost Photographs on Kickstarter.” That refers to your pledge.

I will also be sending you a survey asking for your address. This is important because most of you opted for a "Reward." Please be sure to provide a snail mail address in order to receive it as soon as the Amazon payments become available in the next two to three weeks.

In addition, if you pledged $80 for a copy of the third edition of Guatemala: eterna primavera, eterna tiranía (January 2012) and you wish to have it sent in January 2012 to someone on your Christmas list, please send me the recipient's snail mail address so that I may send them a holiday card before December 15th with information concerning your gift.  I have also set up a dedicated email address for the KS campaign: lostphotos30@gmail.com in case you have further questions.

We hope to have the book at the printer by the last week in December: What a fine way to start the New Year. I will keep you posted on its progress. It's going to take awhile, but once the book is distributed we will also post pictures. 

Again, thank you.