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The Amplifier Foundation

 

The Amplifier Foundation, We the People

22,840 people pledged $1,365,105 to support this project on Kickstarter.

Shepard Fairey, Greater than Fear, 2017. Photo by Jessica He. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.

Shepard Fairey, Greater than Fear, 2017. Photo by Jessica He. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.

 

In time for the 2017 U.S. presidential inauguration, the Amplifier Foundation collaborated with artists Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena to place powerful symbols of hope and inclusivity in the Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today. Over two million copies of the art were distributed across all 50 states, appearing in the Women’s March on Washington and marches around the world. To get the art in the hands of even more people, the Amplifier team — supported by 22,840 Kickstarter backers — gave away digital copies for free. The images were downloaded tens of thousands of times from at least 200 different countries. “This rallying cry is just the beginning,” they stressed. “Let it be a reminder to us all to stay vigilant and mobilized.”

 
Shepard Fairey, Defend Dignity, 2017. Photo by Aaron Huey. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.

Shepard Fairey, Defend Dignity, 2017. Photo by Aaron Huey. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.

Ernesto Yerena, We the Resilient, 2017. Photo by Patricia Guerra. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.

Ernesto Yerena, We the Resilient, 2017. Photo by Patricia Guerra. Courtesy of Amplifier Foundation.