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The purpose of the assignment was to find a new way to portray the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Currently, the only available version of the UDHR is in a big printed document, which does not draw a person to read and makes it seem outdated. Today, most people don't know the articles in the UDHR, or even what the UDHR is, how can this be changed?
With all the things happening in America and across our world, the UDHR articles are very relevant today and should be recognized globally, by adults and children alike. The UDHR articles are right that we have as humans and should be easily recognized in our every day lives. My approach was to apply the text of (a version of) each article in each corresponding contextual situation it would be relevant to. I would use photography and edit each text from the article into a situation that easily portrays the article of each human right in its context. I used bright colors and recognizable situations to aid the viewer to recognize each context from their everyday life. Through the use of different objects, I applied the text in a way that it seemed naturally integrated into each situation or object, as if it was naturally part of it, much how these human rights are naturally available to all.
The end result is a cohesive photo series demonstrating each article in a simple and memorable manner, allowing for the viewer to remember the message through these images. These images are flexible and can be easily distributed whether it be postcards or billboards. The objects and situations used are common enough that most people will be able to recognize and will be able to make the connection to these articles in the future when they are using these common objects or find themselves in said situation. The bright colors informal use of type make the UDHR articles friendly and approachable.