Sunday, March 28, 2010

complete work

the soapbox reinvented
final essay:

A platform can be your biggest contributor, as well as your biggest contribution.
I wanted to strengthen the connection between the soapboxes of the past, and the platform of protest in the current society. I wanted to create irony, humour, and reality all within reach of each of the coupled photographs, yet at the same time, create enough suspense to allow a breeding ground for questions.

I chose to use strictly black and white photography, natural lighting, and a distressed lens to create a somewhat nostalgic feeling, and a connection between the protest photographs of the nineteen sixties and seventies.

My ultimate goal was to bring out the vulnerabilites we all face as human being, and then pair that with a protest slogan that flips the entire context of the original photograph and brings protest to the simplest state of being. I want access to be international. change yourself, change the world.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

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Monday, March 8, 2010

performance protest

This performance, for me has many different meanings. When I was a little girl, I remember having tea parties and this piece is a re-enactment (to my recollection) of my first involvement in protest as a young girl. Symbolically it represents to build up of angst towards a particular event and as a result, one chooses to stand up rather then to continue.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

project #3

The end result turned out quite different from my original intent, but I also feel like I got more out of the project then I thought I would. I used found footage in collaboration with my own, to create a link between two very different worlds. The common lifestyle that can be seen here in Canada in contrast with the typical lifestyle one would see in Africa. Not only is this a protest video for me, but it is a perfect example of why I protest personally, and why activism is such an important aspect in my life. These are real children, living in difficult conditions that I could only imagine rather then relate. This video is still a work in progress, however its current state is worth a look. Be the change.

Untitled from sam quinn on Vimeo.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

London Protest

I found some really fantastic images collected over the years of London Protesters trying to be heard. Some of them are disturbing, but ultimately they are all very powerful. The photographers are unknown, so take it as you will. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Angela Davis

Angela Davis Pictures, Images and Photos
On Wednesday February 3rd, Angela Davis (activist, professor, freedom fighter, black panther, communist, presidential candidate, and FBI's most wanted) came to York University to give a lecture that was heavily inspirational and hit the core issues that we as a 21st century are still facing today. I was lucky enough to attend the presentation, and without hesitation, I can honestly say it was a once in a lifetime experience and I am deeply grateful to have been one of the few to witness it. I plan to write a short article about my experience, which I will post in the next few days. In the meantime, you can visit the following website for more information
or if you're really feeling it, buy her book, The Meaning of Freedom by Angela Davis!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

protest your right to protest

photography: Samantha Quinnell

protest your right to freedom

protest your right to learn

truth is free

protest your right to peace

protest your right to live

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