Friday, January 25, 2008

The Power of a Blank Page

I heard about this project via Ziva, at Designist Dream. She writes: is staging an art-inspired protest today at airports around the world calling attention to three missing Israeli soldiers - Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit - who were kidnapped from Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and southern border with Gaza in 2006.
The soldiers have been gone a total of 560 days. The photos are poetic and heartbreaking. Most of the website is in Hebrew but people have posted from Barcelona, Munich, Milan and Paris in addition to the dozens from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.


DesignistDream said...

it is incredibly moving even though it is so abstract. my coworkers debated whether the message would come across though to the average airport arriver. they thought for sure a massive media campaign should accompany the whole project to make sure their efforts to raise awareness are achieved. it is kind of sad how despite all those pictures and volunteers around the world - none of it was picked up by the press... still it gets one thinking and hopefully others talking and hopefully doing something about it.

sara said...

I found the photos really powerful but I wonder how or if the message got across to bystanders at the airports, especially in Europe. I wonder if they reached out to news outlets...
Maybe they did and it wasn't picked up.