Curbside Photo Booth
BLM/Pride Curbside Photo Booth! Peaceful Protest Portrait Project:
Creating Social Awareness through Art!
As we continue to support the BLM movement against systemic racism and police brutality by educating ourselves and joining peaceful protests, we also want to celebrate the lives of Queer Black People & the Pride movement, lead by the LGBTQIA+ community.
FTA Productions would like to invite you to join us in our portrait collage project. We will be taking individual portraits of masked protesters to create a large collage in support of this movement.
We will use the power of the collective to create a piece of art of protest, while also following social distancing guidelines.
Our main focus is to create a safe environment, create community, and spread social awareness through art.
Everyone is invited.
We understand that it may be controversial to appear that we are splitting focus in this time of crisis. However, we would like to focus on the power of intersectionality. We feel that Pride & the BLM movement are both fights for equality and that they strengthen each other.
We want to emphasize, that while this event is a chance to celebrate Gay Pride, it is also a unique opportunity to highlight all the beautiful diversity and intersectionality within the Queer community. We are providing a space for the LGBTQIA+ community (which includes allies) to raise their voice in support of their black brothers and sisters.
BIG THANK YOU!!!
Brew Coffee and Beer House has generosity offered to host our event this Saturday at their cafe in Santa Rosa!
Brew is a magical place that has always been a safe space of love and acceptance for the Queer community.
We are so thrilled to be collaborating with these incredible people. 🏳️🌈☕️
Big thank you owners Alisse Cottle and Jessica Borrayo for supporting this project. ❤️
ALTERNATIVE FORM OF PROTEST
We have a lot of friends who are either dealing with health issues, live with an elderly person, have special needs, or don’t feel comfortable in large groups.
We wanted to provide an alternative way to show support for this movement, in a different setting.
We hope that this provides a platform for our Queer, Black friends and all Allies to share their voices and express their protest through art. Join us this Saturday!
Everyone is Welcome! 🖤🏳️🌈✊🏾✊🏼✊🏿✊🏻✊🏽
📸 The incredible photographer Marcus Ward (aka @afroblackninja) came up with the concept for this art piece last week. His piece consisted of individual portraits of masked protesters with a message, which will be then turned into a large mosaic collage!
We are planning on repeating this concept, but with new fun elements that will incorporate the Pride message.
IMAGE DOWNLOADS HERE:
VIDEO DOWNLOADS HERE:
BLM Pride Art Event Recap Video
BLM Pride Portrait Slideshow
BLM Pride Video Messages
EVENT HIGHLIGHT VIDEO:
Thank you to everyone who came out Brew in Santa Rosa to support this Protest Art Project and help bring Marcus Wards's vision to life!
The link to access your downloadable Portrait and all other media content will be found on this page!
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Thank you to everyone in the community for helping bring this project to life and for supporting the vision of this Protest Art Piece!
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Another huge thank you to the North Bar Bohemian News Paper for helping us share our protest art piece with the community.
For anyone wanting to learn more about what this project represents, Charlie Swanson did a beautiful job explaining out goals for this art piece.