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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MFA Alumna Fundraising for Nepal

The following is a message from Gabriela Kolcavova (MFA - Photography)
Dear friends and friends of photography,

Many of you have followed my volunteering journey in Nepal this year. Some of you have supported me directly in many ways or supported students in Nepal through collecting books for them or contributing to the cause of building a proper library in their village named Bhiman which became my home for half a year. It is time to let you know where all these efforts have gone and how this story continues. To do so I wrote a summery of what has been done and where we stand now for those of you who might be interested.

You may also remember that I volunteered in Nepal as an English teacher with no support of any institution that would sponsor me. I was sponsored by myself with the help of some of you who joined me in during my fund-raising before I left for Nepal. That way I was able to cover my main expenses such as air-ticket and medical necessities. However, during my stay in Nepal there were so many opportunities to be truly helpful through buying clothes, shoes, headlights, food and much more to those who were in need. Several of you asked me to do my second fund-raising with my photography from Nepal.

I hope some of you will simply and merely enjoy the new images with absolutely no obligation expected. Some of you may just want to pass this on. To others I hope this is an opportunity to gain hand-printed silver gelatin and certified archival color photographs that might be of interest to you for a third of a standard gallery price and in small editions of a size never printed before. Despite of what has been said above, this fund-raising is mainly focused on raising money to support Pawan Poudel, the youngest son of the family, which took care of me the whole time for no acceptance of any finance. Pawan would like to get a chance in the Czech Republic now. He is in the process of applying for study and work visa in the Czech Republic.

I am offering a choice of fourteen selected (attached) photographs in the size of 10 x 12 inches (the actual image size is 8x10 inches, i.e. 20 x 26 cm), editions of 12 images of each print. Seven of them are silver gelatin prints hand-printed by myself all made from a large format negative. The other seven are color prints photographed on large format color transparencies, professionally printed on certified archival Hahnemühle fine art paper. All images were taken in Nepal in the last 12 months and portray my immediate surroundings and my closest friends there.

All photographers are offered for the price of $280 which does include the international shipping...

Thank you for your support. Warm greetings to all of you from the heart of Europe, Brno, Czech republic...

With appreciation,
Gabriela Kolcavova