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Photohoku is brainstorming a way to bring the project to Oklahoma to those affected by the recent tornados, whether that entails coming ourselves or recruiting local photographers there on the ground. Learning from our own experience in Japan, there is the matter of getting the timing right, not too soon and not too late (perhaps late summer or early fall.) We’d like to be updated with the progress of those who lost their homes so we can best formulate an effective plan, so please share with us any info you have. And we’d also love to hear from anyone who would be willing to help sponsor a Photohoku effort there, maybe we could consider setting up a separate fund for those wanting to contribute to Photohoku in Oklahoma.
In the meantime, we wanted to share the inspiration we received in a very warm message from one of Photohoku’s supporters in Oklahoma. Thank you for your commitment to helping those in need of reasons to smile again. Hopefully its only a matter of time until we can sort out how to bring the project to Moore, Shawnee, and elsewhere in Oklahoma.
“I am neither a photographer nor particularly well connected in Moore, but if you decide to bring Photohoku to Oklahoma, I would love to help. I am a champion chauffeur, film purchaser, lunch maker, phone caller, and general problem solver. Since you started Photohoku, and after every natural disaster, I think about what losing my family’s photographs would mean to me. And I can’t wrap my brain around it. Your efforts have made me wish I was a trained and/or talented photographer to be able to serve in that way. Keep me posted on your plans… I would love to help them come to fruition.” -Emily Kamp