Paul, does your photo project have a news 'hook,' or a reason for readers to care about your project during your campaign? Editors of mainstream newspapers, magazines and websites often ask the question, 'why should we care about this now?' when considering whether to run with a story idea.
Is it possible to link your photographs (which are excellent, by the way -- I encourage everyone to check out Paul's website) to an environmental issue, a conference, an anniversary (region marks 10th year of X), or another topic in the news? Editors receive a lot of pitches for stories, so help them choose yours by explaining why your crowdfunding project is newsworthy.
Best of luck,