When i first saw this photo, i was honestly visually convinced that it’s dip-dye tutorial. But i was wrong, i was so wrong and i was ashamed, because the 9photos above put together meant so much more than how it simply seems…
A photograph speaks a thousand words. And behind this photograph were the voices of many who stood out to make a difference, whether is it a big or a small one, they did their part, and even if it couldn’t stop the war, i believed it sure does affect the one who is facing them with fear now, because now they have support, and faith will be restored.
Not in our name, the title of the project suggested by i-d. Below quotes the explanation for this meaningful project:
“Not In Our Name
The following section is dedicated to peace and a future that does not rely on bombs, tanks and guns to solve the problems of the world.
The idea for this project started during Fashion Week in New York, with tanks at Heathrow, helicopters over Manhattan and peace marches planned across the world for the following Saturday. It seemed that we had to do something; that however small our contribution, we had to stand up and be counted, to lend our voices to the growing consensus of dissent – because the truth is that if we stay silent, it can only be presumed that we acquiesce.
We wanted to be a conduit for creative people internationally who disagree with war. So we sent out the following brief; ‘Let us know your views, your message, your image and your ideas in whatever way you want to. We suggest using a white T-shirt as a canvas, and would ask you to be photographed with it if you don’t mind, but you do not have to.’
The next 44 pages are the voices and images we were given as a result. As always, we feel honoured and privileged by the response that we have received.” -Tricia jones,2003