The Mobile Pinhole Project Rolls On

How a GOOD collaboration helped launch an ambitious art project.

At the end of last year, GOOD collaborated with Artist Bailout to support two innovative LA-based projects. Jonas Becker, the artist behind The Mobile Pinhole Project, used the funding she received to take her VanCam (a giant pinhole camera on wheels) on the road and produce a series of photography workshops with young people around Los Angeles.

Becker got in touch recently to offer us an update: "The increased visibility and funding provided by GOOD and the Artist Bailout have radically increased the potential of our project to succeed and continue to provide good work across LA," she says. "The increased awareness of our organization provided by The Daily GOOD email blast has been fundamentally catalytic for our organization. As a result, numerous organizations have contacted us to share resources or host workshops, volunteers have joined our ranks, and individual donors have reached out to offer their support."

We couldn't be happier to hear it.

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Last summer, Nina Becker (above, right) converted her van into a "gigantic pinhole camera." Now she needs $1,000 to use the "VanCam" for five photography workshops with students in Los Angeles. "We wanted to teach kids about photography on a scale that related to their own bodies," she explained to a crowd of 100 potential micro-investors gathered at Human Resources, a gallery in L.A.'s Chinatown, to consider her pitch over slices of sweet potato-bacon and coconut cream pies.

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Two Festivals and an Artist Bailout: Have a GOOD LA Weekend

This week's L.A. picks feature two festivals that will keep rocking well into next week, plus a way to make a lasting impact on local artists.

It's Thursday, Los Angeles! This week's picks stretch far beyond the weekend, with two festivals that will keep rocking well into next week, plus a way to make a lasting impact in L.A.'s creative community. Got something cooking that we should be covering? Email us at la[at]goodinc[dot]com

Catch a Flick at the L.A. Film Festival: The Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off today with 200 indie films, summer blockbusters, and classic movies screening in theaters around the city. Highlights include Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul, which we featured here on GOOD; the world premiere of Richard Linklater's newest film, Bernie, starring Jack Black (above); and a documentary on hip hop legends A Tribe Called Quest. Buy a festival pass and you'll get priority admission to screenings plus access to events like a conversation on fame between Black and Shirley MacLaine. Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 26

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