14.9.16

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote 1- Portraits

                                     
Benson, 21, Oakland, Mobilize the Immigrant vote

Benson, 21, Oakland, Mobilize the Immigrant vote

Benson, 21, Oakland, Mobilize the Immigrant vote

Just finished several portraits for a statewide organization called "Mobilize the Immigrant Vote". These portraits are being used in a small campaign to engage voters of many different races. This past spring I was invited to be their first artist in residence which is a big #$%^& deal. In the past i've worked with many organizations who only need you for one image or don't ask for your input on when, where, and how the artwork is to be used. But this time its quite different with MIV because I have been invited to collaborate with them and to produce art that pulls in your eye, hopefully. These folks you see are young people and adults who are either first generation immigrants themselves or their parents were. And it is extremely important to that they reach other youth so we can get them informed and involved in law, policy, and organizing. 

These were sponsored by the MIV action fund and We are California. If you've never voted or totally disagree with voting, let me know why in the comments-no judgement here. Stay tuned.




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