This is a CrowdSourcing Fundraiser for my photography teacher Melanie L. Wells-Alvarado (Shobhana) Melanie L. Wells-Alvarado (Shobhana) who takes amazing black & white pictures! EVERY bit helps!!! Even $5 adds up when 100 people are gifting it!!
Help make this book a reality which WILL help these indigenous people of Costa Rica!
A photography book in search of the deeper stories that lie beneath the surface
To promote SOCIAL VISIBILITY with the Indigenous people of Costa Rica
What is this project about
A beautiful book of black & white photographs compiled with the Indigenous communities in Grano de Oro, Cöen, Boca Cöen, Tsipirí and Kokötei in Costa Rica accompanied with the writings of Victoria Fontan and Melanie L. Wells-Alvarado (Shobhana). At the bequest of these communities, this project strives to give social and cultural visibility to some communities that feel that they have been left at the margins of Costa Rican society.
This project is the result of a communal dialogue that started in 1996. It horizontally connects people and works as a process whereby outsiders, Victoria and Melanie, come in as facilitators and connectors. They are not the story.
This project would come to life with photographs taken in previous years, with photographs to be taken during the trips in the months of May-June 2014 and with the musings and journalistic writings that have and will come from those journeys.
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