Lou Jones, a Boston-based photographer, a friend, a world traveler is engaged in the second phase of a major project that needs everyone’s support. I have pitched in my contribution and invite you to seriously consider supporting the panAFRICAproject. As Lou says, he is “… trying to use photography as the ‘universal language’ to alter the narrative that western media foists on news, education & commerce surrounding Africa …” RI Center for Photographic Arts is pleased to support the project as well.
Lou has made numerous trips to Africa, visiting the many countries we hear but know little about in a meaningful way. This project will follow in the footsteps of its phase one which exhibited the collections. Now, the panAFRICAproject will become a book to last for the future generations to see, appreciate, learn, and enjoy.
This kind of projects are difficult for most photographers to pull off for lack of financial resources, this one is no exception. Through crowdsourcing, we can all contribute as best as we can and help make them possible. I am writing this post to ask for your support and encourage to chip in as your resources may allow. When completed, we can all be proud to have had a small part in it.
Please visit the project Web site and learn more about it. Then visit the project Kickstarter page and contribute any amount you can. We can all be grateful to have supported such a project and remember how this all started when I see it completed.