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I want to publish a book of photographs I made in collaboration with children in one neighborhood in Ethiopia since 1999.
121 backers pledged $13,452 to help bring this project to life.

So close... who will be the one to push us over 10K?

Posted by Eric Gottesman (Creator)

Dear friends, 

I've been traveling on the west coast, where the fog is thick, and still the donations are pouring in.  We are almost to the initial goal.  I am SO excited and I'm dreaming already of doubling or even tripling it.  I am so eager to get everything rolling.  With your help, I can do just that!  

One thing I learned in my meetings with people about the book: apparently, if I raised $20-$30,000 (2-3 times my original goal), I could get even more creative with the design and Ethiopian distribution of the book.  This is a big leap, but I am convinced we could come close to making it happen.  

Photo books rarely make a profit (because they are so costly to produce), but they persist as a form because they are so perfect for certain photographic projects.... like this one! The more we raise here, the more we can pour into making the final book look perfect. Thanks to you, it is likely going to happen.  Please continue to spread the word about the project by posting about this project that you are supporting to your friends.

Thank you thank you thank you,




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      Anita Yaffe on

      Eric- good to hear from you- thanks for your note! I'm delighted that your fund raising efforts are going so well.

      Hello to all the Bigios from me and please have a glass of wine for me!

      Anita Yaffe