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"Call for Artists: A Visual Collection of Images Which Say No to War"
2003-07-21 until 2003-08-01
2.15 Book Project
New York, NY, USA United States of America

On 2.15 the world changed once again. An imminent war in Iraq prompted a new protest movement, uniting the world in peace, for peace. The movement was as emotional as it was political. Participation answered a need to be heard. Political activism exploded, with 30 million people protesting on the streets worldwide. This is an international call for your original photographs, related artwork, and a personal quote about the peace demonstrations on and around February 15, 2003.

For more, go to http://www.two-fifteen.net

2.15 is a grassroots collection of photographs and artwork from the demonstrations on and around February 15th, paired with quotes and essays from people around the world. We thank all the contributors for lending their work to 2.15. Our mission is to collect, curate, and publish an international scrapbook, preserving and presenting a mosaic of the most intriguing moments and messages. As diverse as the demonstrations themselves, the book reveals opinions and questions that go beyond the Iraq crisis. 2.15 was conceived and developed at Hello, a design firm with studios in New York and Zurich.

SUBMIT VIA E-MAIL
mfritzsche@earthlink.net

SUBMIT VIA MAIL
2.15 Book Project c/o Hello, 216 East 6th Street, New York, NY, 10003

WHAT TO SUBMIT

-No more than 10 photographs of anti-war demonstrations, related artwork, and/or a personal quote.

-Digital files preferred, no attachments larger than 2.5 MB.

-Please indicate if images are available at higher resolution or as prints or negatives.

-Your name, e-mail address, phone number, when and where the photo/work was taken/created.

-A translation of the content if original is not in English.

2.15 DOCUMENTS DEMONSTRATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SO PLEASE FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY THOSE OUTSIDE THE USA.

FINE PRINT

All work must be submitted by the copyright holder or with permission of the copyright holder. Please do not contact the office regarding your submissions. The sender of each selected entry will be notified by e-mail. Work will not be returned. By submitting your work, you are giving permission to publish it in the book 2/15. 2/15 reserves the right to crop or resize work to fit the book format. Each selected work will be accompanied with a credit. No fees can be paid for the publication of your work. Each person submitting a selected work will receive a copy of the book upon publication. A percentage of the net proceeds of the book will be contributed to select not-for-profits.

Please go to http://www.two-fifteen.net to receive updates on the project. or contact Mareile Fritzsche or Lukas Fitze at : (212) 387.96.34

2.15 is a documentation, a scrap book of a time when millions worldwide took the streets to express their political dissent.

The idea started on February 15th, when a group of friends with related backgrounds joined forces to commemorate the energy that was expressed worldwide during the peace demonstrations in response to the Iraq crisis. Having participated in the New York demonstration and witnessed the overwhelming coverage of similar events throughout the world, we felt this was a new movement, so surprising, so big and inspiring that it had to be preserved. We collectively put our heads together and discussed how to best capture this global urge of expression.

The result is 2.15, a grassroots collection of photographs and artwork from the peace marches on and around February 15th 2003, paired with quotes and essays from around the world. As international and diverse as the demonstrations themselves, the book's intent is to reveal opinions and questions beyond the Iraq crisis, while preserving the most intriguing moments from this historic movement for peace.

In order to gather materials, we started to send out a call for entries via e-mail, and later through our website (www.two-fifteen.net) to everyone we knew, asking for pro bono submissions. The response was overwhelming, with more than 1,000 photographs submitted from close to 200 photographers from over 60 cities worldwide. Images were sent from professional photographers, stock archives and amateurs, resulting in an authentic and diverse scrapbook way surpassing our expectations.

We envision the book to feature about 300 photographs, mixed with quotes from writers, journalists, politicians, and artists from around the world, with contributions by Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Tim Robbins, Arundhati Roy, György Konrád, Jonathan Schell and others already confirmed. Also confirmed is an introduction by Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

We’re planning for this book to be published in time for Christmas and year end reviews. With 80% of the dummy material finalized and permissions granted, we estimate another 8 weeks for optimizing and finalizing content and layout in order to go to press by August 1st. Our intent is to donate proceeds to select non-for-profit organizations who's mission it is to educate the public and promote global awareness.

Who we are: The project was initiated by Connie Koch, co-founder of HELLO (www.hellonyc.net), a graphic design firm with offices in New York and Zurich, in collaboration with Mareile Fritzsche, photo editor, MaryAnn Camilleri, publishing coordinator, Barbara Sauermann, editor, and Lukas Fitze, communications.


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