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:
Blue Skies Glassworks
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.
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: http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/arrival_alignright_v.php