The A21 Campaign//Series//My Life
Back in February, I took the position of Art Director for a new branch of an international nonprofit that was planted here in Charleston. With locations across the globe, The A21 Campaign chose Charleston as the city to plant an east coast office. (You may recognize the organization from my Cause page) Since I jumped onboard, things have been busy but the past few months have been crazy! The team worked nonstop (I truly mean that, as in ten hours per day!) toward The A21 Campaign's first ever event which we named Be Her Freedom. We built and installed four separate areas that each represented the different phases a girl goes through while exploited and then rescued from the trafficking industry. Each area had atleast one artist that created a series which portrayed each specific phase.
In addition to the design for the event, I also shot a series for one of the installation spaces. Many of you know the story behind the process but this series but all of this was planned, shot, edited and printed in about 1 1/2 weeks. The best part: it turned out exactly how I wanted. I genuinely can't remember a time that I've ever shot personal work and there was no doubt that the Lord had his hand in this series and the process leading up to it.
The founder of The A21 Campaign, Christine Caine, spoke at our event and what she said speaks such truth to the lack of involvement in this issue: Compassion is not true compassion until you take action. Don't just say you feel bad, but instead, do something about it.
Take a stand. Indifference is not an option.