The Northern Photography Fundraising Project
■ The Origin of the Project ■
I was very shocked by the scope and scale of the disaster in Japan and was in a daze for a week.
My personal career is arranging Alaska/Yukon trips and helping to maximize client enjoyment on their vacation.
But, now, who in Japan is concerned with fun and international vacations? How could I be a resource in midst of the rescue and reconstruction of my country? I was disheartened by my seeming powerlessness.
Then, I discovered a fundraising website by alpinist, Nobukazu Kuriki.
It was then clear to me what I can do with my specialty.
One valuable lesson I learned from the disaster is how valuable social networking is.
And, I myself know a great number of people who love the beauty of the far north. One person alone cannot do much, but we can do real good together.
Here, I started the Northern Photography Funding Project that far-north-lovers can enjoy contributing.
(I officially declared the project on March 28th. The website will be open to public on April 3rd.)
■ Image Figure ■
Photographers/Adventurers: Offer the pictures that can be used as a wallpaper
North region fans: Be able to buy the pictures -100% of the profit
will be donation.
Tour agencies: Advertise the project website
■ Method ■
I would like participants to feel the "network & cooperation" among them, instead of one-way announcements. Therefore, the method I chose is using "Just Giving" (http://www.justgiving.com/).
I set the target 10,000USD or 1,000,000YEN.
(I am creating the website as of 3/29. Please refer the attachment for the website image)
■ To Those Who Donate Photos ■
- The photographs have to be within your COPYRIGHT / signature,
watermark or neither are up to the donor
- ONE or TWO photographs taken in ALASKA or CANADA
- JPG format / 1280~1024pxl or larger / landscape format
- Attach the caption
1 Photographer's name
2 Website URL if you wish to
3 Location that the Photo was taken
4 Comments about the photo and/or a message of encouragement within
150 characters (Our systems will translate it into Japanese.)
- The due date is Friday, the 1st of April to make it in time for the
website opening on 4/3.