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#illridewithyou

An project by Paper Planes Collective

Photography Exhibition: Monday 4 September - Sunday 23 September

Variety Show Event: Wednesday 20 September (evening)

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Inspired by the #illridewithyou movement on social media, Paper Planes Collective’s upcoming exhibition aims to celebrate diversity and promote social inclusion.

Through photography, the exhibition will explore themes such as race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability and age.

Call for submissions

We are looking for single images that capture the theme of ‘celebrating diversity and promoting social inclusion’. Photographers of all levels of experience, from all over the world, working in any photographic medium are welcome to apply.

Entry deadline 04.08.17

Background

Following a gun siege in Sydney in 2014, Australian Rachel Jacobs saw a woman she presumed was Muslim remove her hijab while sitting next to her on the train. Jacobs ran after the woman and said to her:

 “Put it back on, I’ll walk with you”

The story inspired fellow Australian Tessa Kum (@SirTessa) to tweet:

 “If you reg take the #373 bus b/w Coogee/MartinPl, wear religious attire, & don’t feel safe alone: I’ll ride with you. @ me for schedule”

This prompted a viral campaign with the hashtag #illridewithyou, which was endorsed across the globe as an honourable and kind response to victims of racial tension, following what was considered to be a terrorist attack.

The #illridewithyou viral movement tells us that, although there are still people who feel the effects of prejudice, there are many that are willing to look beyond our differences and stand together against discrimination.

Venue Details

The Sound Lounge
A new arts centre and music venue in Tooting, South West London.

Address: 210-212 Upper Tooting Road, London, United Kingdom
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