Our 2015 Calendar is almost ready. This year, we asked Kaitlin, who has been doing a lot of really interesting photography in Yangjuan and with Yangjuan graduates in other places, to design the calendar around her pictures. She was particularly interested in using square-format pictures that she takes with her professional 2×2 dual-lens reflex film camera.
Kaitlin chose 15 of her best pictures, and asked her friend Lama, a young Nuosu instructor at Southwest Nationalities University in Chengdu, to write Nuosu-language captions to go along with the English ones.
Then we ran into a bit of a snag at the printer’s it would cost us $10 per calendar to print in our desired 10 x 10 size, but only $4 to print 8.5 x 8.5. So we are going to have what I called a “compact” design this year, i.e. the calendar will be narrower than usual. But the difference in printing costs will mean four scholarships for 4-year college students.
You can order the calendars here, and they will be ready around Dec. 12, but in the meantime, here are a few samples of the photography: