All of the images below are photographs of actual living projections, captured in-camera without manipulation in Photoshop.
Boston #StandsWithImmigrants seeks to make evident — in a visually arresting, yet human way — that immigrants and refugees are integral to the fabric of our society. And that ‘they’ are in fact ‘us.’ To do this, we are projecting portraits of local immigrants and refugees onto Boston’s urban landscape – towering, three-story projections of Yo-Yo Ma and David Ortiz, police officers and farmers, inhabiting the city’s buildings, bridges and trees.
The projections are both interactive (people happen upon them, which invites speculation, reflection, curiosity, and in-the-moment conversation), and enduring (photos of the projections will live on as a stand-alone body of work.)
We believe creativity can give elegant, human and delightful answers to the most complex problems in the world. This project is so effective because it cuts through the noise of our everyday existence. It’s unexpected, mysterious and beautiful. It provides a dignified answer to hate-filled rhetoric. It confronts us without being confrontational and touches people at a time when we’re hungry for reassurance.
Student | Berklee College of Music
Angel Investor | OneWay Ventures
Farmer | Alexander Farm
Alderman-at-Large | City of Somerville
Computational biologist | Broad Institute
Garment Industry Supervisor | Brooks Brothers
Retired Red Sox Slugger and First Baseman
Chef and Co-owner | La Brasa
Artist, Human Rights Activist
Boston Police captain | B-3 District of Mattapan/Roxbury
Vice President of Diversity, Suffolk Construction and former Massachusetts State Senator representing 1st Suffolk District
Executive Director | Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
President | Boston Public Library
"Dreamer" and Medical School Student | Harvard School of Public Health
Artist, Performer, Educator