Art has a power, especially in times of division, it can connect people independent from race, gender, nationality, class or lifestyle. Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Obama “Hope” posters, has released a new powerful campaign, which is a unifying statement in the current dialogue about American identity.
Under the slogan of “We The People”, the series of images is featuring an African American, Muslim, and Latina woman – emphasizing the shared humanity of a diverse America. “We the people” are greater than fear, defend dignity and protect each other – The campaign, which is the product of a collaboration with the artists Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerenato, is a wake up call, not only for the American society, but for countries all over the world, where diversity is under scrutiny. Similar to the iconic Obama print, the message of this campaign is hope. This time “Hope” is not a public figure – “We the People” have the power to overcome division in seeing the unity in our diversity!
You can download the posters for free at the Amplifier Foundation website, an “art machine for social change” as they call themselves, helping to fund collaborations with contemporary artists. http://theamplifierfoundation.org
“WE THE PEOPLE”
– Are Greater Than Fear –
– Protect Each Other –
– Defend Dignity –
– We The Indivisible –
– We The Resilient –
We the people have the power to overcome division in seeing the unity in our diversity.