I was planning to write a post on Christian Erroi, sooner or later, but since he has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign, I figured that sooner is better than later.
Christian as an amazing and quite accomplished photographer, who decided to pursue his dream to begin a Master of Fine Arts degree at the International Center of Photography/Bard program. And the goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to help him fulfil his dream. You can back the project with a minimum pledge of 10 $, and you'll pay only if the total sum is collected.
Here is part of what he writes about his art:
"My project revolves around the brain and vision because I’ve had a lifetime of obstacles related to them. Over the years, I’ve had numerous strokes, which caused me great neurological harm. I am now legally blind, and reading and writing are arduously slow, so university study is a particularly ambitious challenge for me.
My photographic vocabulary is from nature, as I grew up in extremely beautiful places where plants and weather seem to determine everything in life. I have seen now that the earth and all of its systems provide me with a kind of universal language I can employ to communicate my ideas with a great number of people without needing to write or speak. (...)
If you are able, please help me to realize my promise as an artist, educator and a worker forming my project through the studies offered at ICP/Bard. If I accomplish this, I plan to share what I have learned with many others whose climb is a steep one. You may be assured that you will be transforming more lives than just mine through your generosity.
In return, I offer a variety of thank you gifts, in the form of current and recent works of art, and a visit to my studio for a memorable espresso, and then an opportunity to choose a work for yourself and no one else."
You can see some of his works on his website and visit his Kickstarter page here. And please, enjoy this beautiful video.