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WE ARE ONE VOICE
August 10, 2016 • 9:00 am PDT
War photographer, Seamus Conlan, who photographed 21,000 refugee children at the height of the Rwandan genocide to help reunite them with their families and heal tribal divisions, is using the power of images to unite people in the United States with the WE ARE ONE VOICE campaign in cities around the U.S.
Conlan will create a large outdoor studio to photograph hundreds of people in one day, documenting the diversity of Americans, in the busiest commuter areas of each city he visits, starting in Los Angeles, CA on August 10th at the Venice Beach Skate Park. With an outdoor digital darkroom large images will be printed as Conlan shoots them for a live exhibit, later leaving a full exhibit of the images to the city.
Documenting the many multitudes of faces of Americans in all their beautiful diversity gives all of us the chance to find ourselves in these faces– to begin to heal society, and American hearts. “Diversity is a fundamental part of the human experience, without it everything is the same and you have nothing to learn or grow from. That is what makes America great, its rich diversity.” says Conlan.
WE ARE ONE VOICE is an exploration of our differences and how they bring us all together for one common cause, one voice no matter our race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability or age.
WE ARE ONE VOICE is about coming together in a positive nurturing environment that goes further than simple tolerance and aims for understanding, unity, and love for diversity.