open call

Every day 22 U.S. Veterans’ lives are lost to suicide. The 8030 Project is an open call to create individual Memorials for these Veterans.

September 7- 15 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Please join us in raising awareness by remembering the Veterans lost to suicide each day. We invite you to create a Memorial of everyday objects in an everyday space. Choose 22 items which you feel represent the 22 lives lost each day. It can be as simple as a circle of chairs, stones on a beach, or even a drawing.

We invite you to participate, and to photograph your Memorial.
Then, share it with us:
You may include as much or little information as you like: whether you are a Veteran, a family member, an artist, anonymous, and so on.

All images will be exhibited together online, and if the image is received by October 1st, 2014, it will also be included in the first exhibition in a physical gallery space in Downtown Minneapolis.

Our goal is to reach 365 participants, so that we show how many individual lives this truly is. With 22 lost each day, that is over 8000 each year.

To send us your photo, or write us with any questions you may have:

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