Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bicycle Portraits needs your help. Now.

Cyclist: John Mungamba, on his way to church.

Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler have just 7 days left to reach their project's fundraising goal of $15,000. As of now (now?...tick tick tick) they have just over $10,132. But if their goal is not met, they get no money. Not a cent. It is returned to donors.

Cyclist: Siphiwe Motloung on his way to school.

The project is Bicycle Portraits: a photographic journey through South Africa, told through the lenses of the photographers and the voices of cyclists. Anyone who rides a bicycle. Old, young, rich, poor, rural, urban, black, white, and all the shades of beige inbetween...

Cyclist: Stephanie Baker on her way to work.

The funding is organized by Brooklyn-based Kickstarter. It matches artists, entrepeneurs and idea-people from across the globe with people who would like to contribute to their projects.

Please click on the links to learn about Bicycle Portraits, and how the money will be spent.

$1 and up accepted.

This is a beautiful project. Please help put it on coffee tables everywhere!

Learn more, and pledge:

Bicycle Portraits: every day South Africans and their Bicycles.


This project will only be funded if at least $15,000 is pledged by Thursday Jun 17, 3:00pm EDT.

6-12-10, Update: $2,408 left to go, five days to raise it! Today, Saturday till Thursday 3pm.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is a lovely idea. I've copied the link for my blog and have linked back to this post. Thanks for the heads-up, Marie.


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