Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thank you for your support!

This trip has been really more of a labor of love and voyage of personal exploration than "work". I don't think there is any hope of it breaking even financially, but it has definitely been worth it personally, and I have learned a ton about how to do the next one.

I have received hundreds of very supportive and thankful emails from family members and citizens who value and appreciate what I'm doing. I have also received generous cash donations from the following individuals:

Jeff McIntosh
Blue Skies Glassworks
Cindy McLean
Mark Keefe
Mohan Komanduri
Rod Stroud
Paul Brazelton
Betsy Bowen
Deborah Doran
Mark Dudgeon
Mike Matthews
Michelle Schlichting

UPDATED March 1, 2007

And of course none of this would be possible without the amazing support of my lovely wife, Sara. Thanks!

I'm not sure what the next trip will be, but I am definitely inspired to look for other opportunities for independent photojournalistic coverage of stories that aren't being told.


Anonymous said...

Actually, speaking of support, Sara has been a big part of it seems to me . . . Mom

Anonymous said...

well... you could also do a series on the family members... just a suggestion.

Karen Francis

Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)

Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: