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Rockland journalist Kickstarts “Old Hippies”

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ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland photographer and journalist Shlomit Auciello has launched a book project, “Old Hippies — The Trip of a Generation,” at the online crowdsourcing website at Kickstarter.com. Auciello is a reporter at The Herald Gazette and VillageSoup.com.

“Crowdsourcing is a way to get a large group of people to work together in small ways, to make something happen,” said Auciello at her launch party, Sept. 2. The Kickstarter site is a way to share creative ideas and gives backers an opportunity to pledge money that accumulates to provide a larger funding source than most individuals can offer.

“Old Hippies” will be a book of photographs and essays, documenting the lives of members of the generation that came of age in the 1960s and ’70s. In her book, Auciello will explore the paths these people have taken, and where they are now, to learn what society has gained and lost as the hippie subculture developed and changed.

Visitors to the website at Kickstarter.com can find Auciello’s project by typing “old hippies” in the search bar at the top of the page. Once there, they will find a four-minute video presentation, descriptions of the project and its creator, and a frequently asked questions section.

Auciello is also inviting supporters to throw an Old Hippies party, where they and their friends can view the online presentation, pledge donations and spread the word about her project. As with all projects at Kickstarter, potential backers have limited time to make pledges. The deadline for “Old Hippies” is Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Shlomit Auciello at auciello@midcoast.com or visit the website at Kickstarter.com.

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Contact Name: Shlomit Auciello

Email: auciello@midcoast.com