Plain of Jars Project Photo Gallery

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As you may have noticed, I’m working on a great new venture, The Plain of Jars Project. It is a fundraiser for a small community project, The Lone Buffalo Foundation, in Laos, where I’ve hung my hat for the last five months. If you haven’t checked it out, here is the fundraiser page at StartSomeGood:

http://startsomegood.com/plainofjarsproject

Donation are of course welcome!

The images in the gallery below are the rewards for donors (along with some handmade Lao items, some made by Unexploded Ordnance survivors):

If you want read about the impetus of the project, the great crew endorsing the project, donor’s list, sponsor’s list, and the blog (phew!), take a look here:

http://plainofjarsproject.com/

Things may be a bit slower around Jon Witsell Photographic Arts—but you can catch a lot of great activity at the links above!

 

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Soccer? Cluster Bomb?

40% of all Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) victims are children. Most injuries come from cluster bombs. Support the Plain of Jars Project and our UXO awareness classes here:

http://startsomegood.com/plainofjarsproject

Cluster bomb or soccer?

For more info on the project, donor awards, endorsers, and the blog, see the project page here:

http://plainofjarsproject.com/

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Dennis Ziliotto And The Wet Plate Collodion Clown

Time for a little break from the Plain of Jars Project. I haven’t yet ventured into working with wet plate collodion, a photographic process from the 1800s, but in anticipation I’m a member of two great Facebook groups, one the Wet Plate Collodion Group, and the other, the wonderfully named Collodion Bastards: Wet Plate Work of Questionable Parentage. There is just absolutely stunning work in both, but I came across an image that I can’t stop looking at. Here it is:

Photo Dennis Ziliotto

The only word I can come up with is mesmerizing. It is almost as if the image is so disturbing that I can’t look at it for long, but I keep coming back to it. At one moment the clown is sad, the next threatening, and then the next just looking, with no intent whatsoever. I love that each time I look at it, I get a different impression.

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I truly thought it was a man made up with makeup, but as you can see below, I was wrong on both counts.

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$3000! We’ve Tipped The StartSomeGood All Or Nothing Point!

Thank you Karen for pushing us over the tipping point at StartSomeGood! Up to $3000, it was all or nothing. Now we can take on an extra 30 students next semester! Onward to our total goal of $10,000!

Please join the other donors and take part in this great project!

http://startsomegood.com/plainofjarsproject

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Karen! Karen! Karen!

 

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Donor Reward Photo: “The Spider’s Stratagem”

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$1000 Donation! Thanks Graham!

That was… well, I had to read the StartSomeGood donor email twice! Thank you Graham from Australia for the $1000 donation! You have pushed us up right near the tipping point (the all or nothing point) of the campaign! At this writing, we only have $180 to go to achieve our first goal!
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If you too would like to help our community project on the way to its goal, please donate here:

http://startsomegood.com/plainofjarsproject

If you would like to see the photos offered to donors, keep up with the blog, or find out more info, please dig around here at your leisure:

http://plainofjarsproject.com/

Here is an example of a donor reward photo and a tablet sized shoulder bag made by a UXO survivor:

Donor Photo Plain Of Jars: Tribute To FB

Plain Of Jars: Tribute To FB

 

Donor Photo UXO Survivor Handmade Shoulder Bag

Handmade UXO Survivor Shoulder Bag

Scroll down here to see the other rewards:

http://startsomegood.com/plainofjarsproject

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