Open Call: The 8030 Project

The 8030 Project: Remembering soldiers and veterans lost to suicide

It is estimated that each day, 22 veterans are lost to suicide, with over 8,000 lives lost each year.

We invite you to create a local Memorial for these lost lives, with everyday objects, in an everyday space. It can be as simple as as 22 coffee cups, chairs at the office, or a circle of stones outside. Choose 22 items which you feel represent the lives of soldiers and veterans lost each day to suicide, and share your photograph with us:

Images are shared together online and in exhibitions, to show the number of people lost over time to suicide.

The Open Call is ongoing, and the gallery images are shared online continually.

Please contact us with any questions:

Thank you.

Seen here: images from The 8030 Project exhibited in Downtown Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Government Center in the Hennepin Gallery, September 4 to October 27, 2015. 


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