[Update] My friend Mandy’s campaign ended just a short while ago, and I’m very pleased to say that she reached her goal, and with a little bit extra too, so she will receive the money and go to Japan. If you opted to help fund her, then a big thanks from me because it’s a very worthwhile project and Mandy’s a good person who deserves to be able to pursue her art to the best of her ability.
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This is a first for me. I’m never one to post links to funding campaigns and the like because, well, it’s just not my thing. Tonight, however, I’d like to break that rule once and ask that you consider funding my friend and fellow photographer Mandy Kendall’s campaign to bring her work to Japan this July in order to help begin a dialog there regarding the issues surrounding fracking and its impact on the environment.
As a resident of PA and being surrounded by active fracking wells, and also as having a direct connection to Japan via my own family, this is an issue I feel strongly about and one that needs to be brought to the attention of the Japanese public so that they can begin to learn about fracking and thus make reasonable and educated decisions about it in their own country. Mandy’s work is unique and will be one of the first steps towards that goal, so I feel she should be given the chance to facilitate that discussion in person.
And that’s that. I always hate the hard sell, so I will say no more. You can follow the link to Mandy’s Kickstarter page where you can find more info on the project. If you find it meritous, please help and contribute towards her goal (which is very reasonable), or at the very least spread the word so that this very important project can become a reality. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and also for your help and consideration! Here’s the link: Sacrificial Fire: Fracking Impacts in the US and Japan