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Hold My Hand Vancouver - Photo Shoot with Eyoalha
DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO: APRIL 22, 2017 (weather permitting)
Holding hands is an intimate experience.
We usually only hold the hand of someone dear to us, a lover, relative or friend.
Holding hands makes us feel secure, connected, protected, comforted.
Holding hands symbolizes togetherness.
It says: you are not alone, I am with you.
Regardless of where on Earth we happen to be born.... we're all just a bunch of humans experiencing life together. Building walls to guard imaginary lines that separate and incite fear will never make us as powerful as when we bond together and lift each other up with joy and love in our hearts. Love and joy have no borders.
Photo Shoot Information
The concept is simple.
100 people stand in a line holding hands.
Every person alternates: born in Canada with people born away from Canada.
The only criteria for this photo shoot is location of of birth - (Citizenship, gender, ethnicity, legality, looks, beliefs or passport is irrelevant).
Date: April 22 (Weather permitting)
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Location: Vanier Park - Meeting location the Northern end of Chestnut Street near the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
What to Wear: We recommend bright or light colours. Wear warm clothes in layers (weather is unpredictable).
Who Should Take Part: People who are born in Canada and people who were not born in Canada.
Why Do This Project: You are human and you care about people, regardless of where they were born. You want to encourage acceptance, build community, meet new people, you understand that love and joy have no borders.
When / Where to see the images: Images may be posted to social media. If the image is succesful, it would be enlarged to lifesize and pasted along a wall.
Model Release Form: By signing up and agreeing to take part in the photo shoot, you are agreeing to allow us to use your image - in photo and or video form. If you choose to take part in the project, this will be considered your consent and release form. By taking part in this photo shoot you allow JoyArt Inc., Eyoalha Baker Photography to use your images. You understand that you are volunteering to take part in this photo shoot and there will not be any compensation for the photo shoot, or for any future usage of the images.
Interviews: We may ask you a few brief questions, such as: your name, where were you born, why are you doing this project? About your experience doing the shoot etc.
** Please keep in mind: this is a test photo shoot. This means that the artist will be experimenting with different ways of shooting to see what works best. **
Thank you kindly for participating!
About the Artist:
Eyoalha Baker is an award winning photographer / artist, President and Founder of Joy Art Life Foundation. and Founder of the Jump for Joy Photo Project. After 5 years of creating and sharing public art to promote the energy of joy as a passion project she decided to found JoyArt Inc. to expand the reach and scale of joyful art around the world. Her images have been published internationally, presented in talks with slide shows, and showcased in large scale public art murals which have garnered international praise and impacted thousands of people around the world. Eyoalha spoke on the TEDX stage about the importance and impact of creating joy to bring communities together in society. Eyoalha holds a BFA with Honours from Concorida University, a Media Resources Diploma and attended LAMP International Business Management Program at Capilano University.