Earthquake Anniversary: Papering Portraits of HOPE

…a trail of HOPE, street photography project

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About the Project: Project HOPE Art papered 18 portraits (roughly 4.5feet by 4feet) in various spots around PaP and Jacmel in August 2011. For the 2nd anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake in January 2012, we left a portrait trail of HOPE by papering the streets with photographs of girls ages 4-15 years old holding up signs explaining their hopes, ambitions and dreams.

About the Adhesive: Wheatpaste (also known as potato paste, flour paste, rice paste, Marxist glue, or simply paste) is a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water. It has been used since ancient times for various arts and crafts such as book binding, decoupage, collage, and papier-mâché. It is also made for the purpose of adhering paper posters to walls and other surfaces (often in graffiti). Closely resembling wallpaper paste, it is often made by mixing roughly equal portions of flour and water and heating it until it thickens, or by smearing cooked rice into a paste.