It has taken us a couple of days to pack and post all the books and photoprints to our Kickstarter backers. We have also sent off more then 200 books to Suriname for the indigenous peoples portrayed.
Next step is to book our tickets to Suriname, to deliver the more then 200 books to the indigenous portrayed by ourselves. And after buying our tickets, we will start the promotion of our book with the goal to send another large batch of books by the end of April to those who are interested in photography, Suriname and/or indigenous peoples.
Zarissa Windzak is a Surinamese young woman living in Belgium. In her blog Prodomisi, she writers about being Surinamese in Belgium. When she found out about our Kickstarter-campagne, she wrote this magnificent article.
Waterkant.net is one of the largest online news sites about Suriname. At the beginning of our Kickstarter campaign they published our press release, and through their article we received our first unknown backers.
In order to print the first 1000 editions of Points of Recognition, I will run a campaign on Kickstarter, offering a diverse range of rewards to people who pledge, among others a signed copy of my book, a personal meetup session, or a 5-day private tour to visit the indigenous community of Suriname. The campaign will run from 21 January to 20 February 2019.