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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photograph a Recruiter Project

Passed along by Rich Gibson:
From: photographarecruiter@gmail.com
Sent: 10/27/2009 9:53:41 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Photograph A Recruiter

I am an artist and graduate student at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Before coming to graduate school, I taught art at a high school in West Palm Beach, Florida. While teaching, I witnessed the presence of army recruiters in our educational environment. I am initiating a nation wide participatory project, Photograph a Recruiter and am inviting high school students to contribute. The project invites high school students to photograph the military recruiters in their schools! Through the act of looking back at recruiters, students are encouraged to engage in critical discussion about war and recruitment.

The ongoing growing collection of photographs, taken by high school students, will be uploaded on the website www.photographarecruiter.com. Select images will also be printed for exhibit in a traveling Photograph A Recruiter art show. For more information, or to submit image(s), write to photographarecruiter@gmail.com>photographarecruiter@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to be part of a nation-wide activist anti-recruitment gesture that will also be a collaborative artwork.

Can you help get the word out? Can you send this link (www.photographarecruiter.com) to your email list? tell your friends? tell other anti-recruitment student groups? Let me know if you think of another way to involve more students.

Thank you & let me know if you have questions!

Alyse Emdur
photographarecruiter@gmail.com>photographarecruiter@gmail.com
www.photographarecruiter.com
646 263 0096

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