Special Project Possibility

The following note came across the transom yesterday, contact Dawn Aiello at 706-542-5773 if you’re interested in working on this.

My name is Dawn Aiello and I am one of the graduate assistants in the office of Multicultural Services and Programs. Our office is bringing Kip Fulbeck to campus at the end of January and thought it would be a great opportunity to recreate his Hapa Project with UGA students.

In case you are not familiar with his work, Kip Fulbeck asked 1200 people to answer the question, “What are you?” in their own words and accompanied their answers with simple head-on photographs. The photos are displayed in an exhibit and have been published in book form. For more information, please visit http://www.seaweedproductions.com/hapa/default.htm

My vision is to take photographs of students on UGA’s campus and ask them to answer the same question, then post these pictuers and answers in high-traffic areas on campus. The purpose would be two-fold; this would be wonderful publicity for our event, but also a chance to spread awareness among our students.

I am writing you this to ask if there is any way that we could coordinate this effort with current photojournalism students, or even students who will be taking these courses in the Spring semester. It does not even have to be a formal co-sponsorship with our office. I would greatly appreciate names and contact information of students who may be interested in helping us.

Mark E. Johnson

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