To pimp out an old friend. Because what good is a blog if you can't help out a friend every now and again?
Coyote, Bodie, California
Lost Coast, California
They were all taken by this guy.
Now that you know Mike, I'd like to ask you, my few but oh so faithful readers to do me, and in turn Mike a favor. It will only take a few minutes but could mean so much to so many. Mike has entered a photography contest of sorts. What is it you ask? Well, it is a contest for photographers of all backgrounds. They’re looking for the most creative, inspiring photo shoot idea out there. The photographer with the winning idea will win $50,000 to bring his or her dream assignment to life.
Click on over to the Name Your Dream Assignment Contest to read about Mike's inspiration.
"Climate Refugees: The Human Toll of Global WarmingFrom March 3 to April 3, 2009, the ideas will be open to a public vote. The Top 20 ideas with the most “pics” coming out of the vote will then be judged by an expert panel, who will select the winner based on the originality and creativity of the photographer’s idea. The panel will also take into consideration skill and experience.
What will we do with 100 million people whose land has disappeared? We must see the children, snake charmers, shipbreakers, and honey hunters of Bangladesh, the first victim of rising water levels, to compassionately address this adversity.
My dream is to spend time with the Bangladeshi, collecting images that can be used to inspire governments to act responsibly about climate refugees."
Now you do have to sign up for an account to vote, but it only takes a minute. Think of the amazing photos Mike could take and the impact they could have. Go now and Vote. Please and Thank you!
ps If you feel so inclined you may "borrow" the photo/button in my sidebar and link to his entry for the contest on your blog too. Every vote counts!