Many thanks to Phil (aka brummieboy) for his collaboration on this work. My initial post of the Civil War Soldier inspired the poem, which in turn inspired this work.
Phil and I agreed to donate a third of the proceeds from this work to the World Monument Fund (WMF) organization for their efforts to preserve endangered world monuments. This organization was selected (with Phil’s concurrence) after my recent search for an organization that I felt is doing great work in this area, and is using the maximum amount of funds donated for actual work, and not “administrative” costs.
The reason for this is also slightly, ah, shall I say selfish. As an aspiring photographer, I would love to visit the many famous monuments and structures around the world. But without organizations like the WMF those historical places may not be available in the future. I know that I won’t get to see most of the sites, but maybe this small effort will help to preserve sites for future aspiring photographers.