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The Colour Blind Project - End racism, promote diversity

We Are Colour Blind

Project: Colour Blind

"We are born from darkness...and we are colour blind. The intolerance we learn can be unlearned. And we can be colour blind...once more."

My name is Samuel Quo Vadis and I believe in the transformational power of photography."

These words, this belief forms the basis of The Colour Blind Project: a series of photographic projects designed to combat racism, celebrate diversity, and bring together people of all races in peace and harmony.

I have assembled a mult-racial team of models, make-up artists, hair stylists and videographers with the common goal of creating powerful images that will influence our perceptions of race.

The Colour Blind photography project will transform the way in which we see, think and talk about race. In 2017 we will be auctioning paper and digital prints to raise funds for anti-racism/pro-diversity charities and organizations for the funding or social and humanitarian projects around the world. Photographic, video and print materials will be offered free of charge to schools, anti-racism organizations and media outlets.

Please view the promotional video for the Colour Blind Project.

Together we can change minds, change hearts and change lives. Will you join us?

Samuel Quo Vadis
Creative Director/Photographer
Vancouver, Canada

(Interested in participating in this project? We are looking for assistance in marketing and promotion, services {eg: studio space, costumes}, international translation, fund raising, and connecting with people who can help make our dream a reality. Contact me for more information. You can also contribrute by going to the Products page and making a purcahse for yourself, your family or your friends.)

    

About Me

My ancestors faced persecution for their religious beliefs and were forced to emigrate more than once. My grandfather, a teacher, died in a Soviet concentration camp for no crime other than being well-educated, a religious man, and the "wrong" ethnicity.  My mother and grandmother were forced to flee their home, ultimately finding refuge in Canada.

Through this history i have learned that the ramifications of persecution do not find their limit in one generation: they permeate down and impact the children of those originally persecuted. Acts of oppression and terror do not only shape the present, they also shape our future.

Since 9/11 I have viewed global events with increasing alarm. I see too many parallels withthe state of the world in the 1930s...and the horrors that were bred from those dark days.There has been a palpable rise in the level of fear and this has been reflected in the rise of nationalist parties and leaders. As Edmund Burke said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to  do nothing."

I, for one, intend to make my voice heard.

 

Ancestral Photos: In Their Memory

       

        

 

 

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