Posted 2:23PM on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Pacific Time
Happy to report all the photographs made by the kids in Maputo have survived the journey from Africa to the United States. Before departure, the team made four or five full-set copies of the project's complete photo collection, which consists of several thousand JPEG images. (The images displayed here on the website represent a small slice from the full collection.) The archive copies -- saved to various portable hard drives and DVDs -- were sent back with different members of the project team on different international flights. After all the experiences with lost luggage, we weren't going to take any chances. My understanding is that photo editing work for the physical exhibition is already under way.
What I can say to my family, and my community, is that the most important thing is love, not money. Sometimes they say that they donít visit us because they have nothing to give us. We need love, not things. Even with money you can still feel alone inside.