FORTHRIGHT - Stronger than a weapon

Finalist at the Lucie Photo Book Prize 2017 in the Single Author category.

Nominated for Book Publisher of the Year | Limited Editions at the Lucie Awards 2016 in New York.

FORTHRIGHT - straight forward, direct – follows different artists in conflict areas, who found ways to oppose the systems in charge. Their common tool against oppression and injustice and for peace and human rights is spoken word and rap music. The common message is that words are stronger than weapons!

To stand up against inequality and social shortcomings. That is what all the 43 artists, who Sascha Kraus portrayed for his book FORTHRIGHT “Stronger than a weapon” have in common. Over the past six years he travelled thirteen regions of crisis to find out that rap music can be seen as a universal approach for positive change that sometimes has a more direct impact than politics and the military. To address problems straightforward and direct, that is what FORTHRIGHT stands for.

 

Exhibition views of the Exhibition at Galerie Droste Wuppertal. Images from the book FORTHRIGHT - Stronger than a weapon are for sale. Do not hesitate to ask.

 
 
 
FORTHRIGHT Book during the  Athens Photo Festival 2017  at the  Benaki Museum .

FORTHRIGHT Book during the Athens Photo Festival 2017 at the Benaki Museum.

Sascha Kraus aus Essen ist um die Welt gereist und hat HipHop-Musiker fotografiert - Jetzt ist sein Projekt fertig.

Posted by WDR Lokalzeit Ruhr on Dienstag, 14. März 2017

WDR Lokalzeit from the 14th of March

 
 
Sister Fa  from my book FORTHRIGHT on the  #SVLA1  Screen at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, as a part of the  StandardVision  SV Showcase X  Month of Photography Los Angeles .

Sister Fa from my book FORTHRIGHT on the #SVLA1 Screen at the Courtyard Marriot Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, as a part of the StandardVision SV Showcase X Month of Photography Los Angeles.

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