Saturday, September 18, 2010

SURFACING 2 applicants at the HUSTISYA commemoration of human rights victims under the Arroyo administration held yesterday, September 17,2010 at the QMC ampitheater. The event was a great opportunity for the applicants and organizers as well as the potential "subjects" to get to know each other. It also offered the applicants a "glimpse" of the situation they will be immersing themselves in the next few weeks.

After a 2-year hibernation, the SURFACING project is back. SURFACING 2 is a photo-documentary project that aims to promote human rights through photography and creative storytelling. Initially focused on missing activists (desaparecidos), the second installment broadens the definition to include other forms of human rights abuse such as torture, political detention and killings.

The video was shot during a recent gathering of the SURFACING group and prospective participants and seasoned photojournalist friends to explore possible approaches for the documentary project.

SURFACING: Photography for Human Rights from projekt_desap on Vimeo.