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Award-winning photographer launches Kickstarter to share the spirit of the White Sands

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico – March 3, 2016 – Talented fine art photographer, Craig Varjabedian, launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete the principal photography of the captivating White Sands National Monument, which will be part of a fine art book that will be released in 2017. The campaign goal is to raise $10,000 by March 22, 2016. This project has reached more than a third of its funding goal in just a few days. 

Craig is working with a not-for-profit publisher, University of New Mexico Press, to share the spirit of the White Sands through his luminous photographs compiled into a fine art book. There will be 80 images capturing one of the world’s great natural wonders. The white wave-like dunes of gypsum sand cover 275 square miles. The fragile landscape and profound beauty is breathtaking. This ever-changing landscape reveals a look into the past into early man and prehistoric times. It’s commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of North America” and it is protected by the National Park Service. 

Varjabedian hopes through the photography in the fine art book will help increase awareness of the importance to preserving this landscape and reach out to the younger generation about this true beauty. 

The book will include three essays written by gifted writers. Award-winning poet and writer, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, is crafting the main essay. 

“As you can imagine, this photography project is an expensive undertaking and up until now the project has been self-funded. Because I know how much you appreciate fine photography I hope you will join with us to make possible the completion of this body of work and the creation of a beautiful volume worthy of this truly magnificent place.” ~ Craig Varjabedian, Fine Art Photographer 

To receive a free copy of the “Into the Great White Sands Project” brochure (pdf), download here

Click here to make a contribution and help the “Into the Great White Sands Project.” Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards. Perks will be delivered by October 2016. 

Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special project! Help the campaign reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive. 

About Craig Varjabedian 

Craig is an award winning photographer. He has successfully completed five major photographic projects that resulted in prize-winning books and national traveling museum exhibitions. For over 40-years, his work has been recognized by many grants such as the National Endowment for the Arts and an Emmy Award for a PBS documentary film about his work titled En Divina Luz: The Penitente Moradas of New Mexico. I have a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Media Contact
Company Name: The Great White Sands
Contact Person: Cindy Lane
Email: cindy@craigvarjabedian.com
Phone: (505) 983-2934
Country: United States
Website: www.thegreatwhitesands.com

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