Matthew Arnold will be traveling to the remote South Pacific Islands surrounding Amelia Earhart's disappearance, to photograph their history and legends.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/01/2013 -- With the assistance of the funds raised via Kickstarter, Matthew Arnold will begin a new photographic landscape project documenting the distant and almost mythical islands that pilot, Amelia Earhart is thought to have landed or crashed upon during her heroic but ill-fated attempt to be the first person to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. He will travel to multiple uninhabited islands in the South Pacific: including Nikumaroro,and McKean in the Phoenix Island Group; as well as 2 US Fish and Wildlife Service Island, National Refuges called Howland and Baker, to photograph their long-held history and legends.
These funds will allow Matthew to tell the story of these islands and in the future, other islands, in a new context, from a new perspective, and bring this history to a new generation of Americans. It will allow him to enlarge the themes of his earlier bodies of work that visually connect topography, personal space and experience. All of the funds raised will go to the cost of the expedition vessel and crew that will get Matthew to these distant islands in the South Pacific.
This project will only be funded if at least $7,500 is pledged by Tuesday May 21, 3:59pm EDT. Any funds raised beyond the set goal will be used to cover Matthew's out-of-pocket costs to the expedition and will support the printing of the work produced during this travel.
Matthew has done everything in his power to mitigate any risk or challenge to the completion of this project. He is working with a fantastic expedition group (EYOS Expeditions) that is assisting him in the many complex logistical difficulties of organizing a trip of this magnitude and scope. Their expertise and knowledge is second-to-none and will certainly lessen any issues that may arise.
Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/11P2fa3
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