Objective: We want photos from impoverished places that convey facts and calls to action.
- Determine your plan of action and organize your supplies (cardboard, markers, chalk, etc.).
- Mobilize some locals. Kids are usually game for participating in artsy things like this. Adults often act shy at first, but usually take great pride in being photographed.
- Start taking photos. Try different approaches. The big picture is you want images that will resonate with people back in the U.S. For example, an impoverished kid holding a sign that says, “Can you call your Senator for me?” makes a compelling statement.
- The more photos we have to choose from the better. You don’t need to do any editing or tinting.
- Email photos to your Manager and cc [email protected].
Types of Messages to Convey in Signs
- Email Congress
- Foreign Aid Matters
- (Write Poverty Facts)
- (Legislative Messages) “Please Support the Education for All Act”
Materials to Use: Get creative, but here are a few ideas.
- Black marker on cardboard.
- Chalk on cement.
- Paint on abandoned building.