I have a new Kickstarter project starting today - March 28, and running for 30 days until April 27.
I am trying to raise $950 for a new, complementary photo-oriented book of my Iraqi photographs, and reportage. It will provide the backstory of many of my best images, and explain the "how" and "why" each image was created, and appears the way it does.
The primary purpose of this project is not the money - it's to show prospective agents and publishers that there is a market for Iraq-related work. So your support will help keep my work in the public eye - and provide funders with various examples of my work.
This new volume - "Can't Give This War Away: Three Iraqi Summers of Images and Memory" - will complement the creative nonfiction-reportage that appeared in "Three Iraqi Summers of Change and Conflict."
"Images and Memory" is more personal about my work itself. "Change and Conflict" provides the stories of the soldiers that I met, and their mission, during my three embedded trips as a photojournalist from 2007-09.
There are lots of rewards for project backers, including both e-book and printed versions of my work. Even at the $5 level, you will receive a legitimate product of my work!
Let me know if you have any questions at rahfa-AT-comcast.net. Hope to hear from you, hope you think the project is interesting, and I hope you can offer a few $$ of support!