Rainbow 4 Humanity

2HeadS joined forces with Artchipel, Lensblr, MutantSpace and Pixel Union in this YCPhotographs project to build a photo Rainbow 4 Humanity.

Inspired in the symbology of the rainbow and its colours that have been used as flag to several cultures, the Rainbow 4 Humanity will be composed by photographs from all over the world, having each one a colour of the rainbow, creating a massive rainbow at YCP.

Red is often associate with Life, and it’s the first colour of the rainbow spectrum.

Wiphala flag

Wiphala flag

The Wiphala (image above) is a flag representing the native peoples of all the Andes that include today’s Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and parts of Argentina, Chile and Colombia. It represents the Inca Empire and each of its former four regions. The Wiphala consists of seven horizontal stripes representing the 7 colours of the rainbow. Here, Red represents The Earth and the Andean man, Orange: Society and culture, Yellow: Energy, White: Time, Green: Natural resources, Blue: The heavens and Violet: Andean government and self-determination.

world Buddhism flag

world Buddhism flag

The Buddhist flag (image above) is a symbol of all forms of Buddhism around the world. It consists of six vertical colored segments, the first five of which are usually blue, yellow, red, white, and orange, while the sixth is a combination of the first five.

Pace flag

Pace flag

The Pace flag (image above) in Italy was first used in a peace march in 1961, inspired by similar multi-coloured flags used in demonstrations against nuclear weapons. It became popular with the Pace da tutti i balconi (“peace from every balcony”) campaign in 2002, started as a protest against the impending war in Iraq. The most common variety has seven colours, purple, blue, azure, green, yellow, orange and red, and is emblazoned in bold with the Italian word PACE, meaning “peace”.

LGBT flag

LGBT flag

The LGBT pride flag (image above), sometimes called ‘the freedom flag’, was popularized as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and diversity by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The different colors symbolize diversity in the gay community, and the flag is used predominantly at gay pride events and in gay villages. The colors were designed to symbolize: Red (life), Orange (healing), Yellow (sunlight), Green (nature), Blue (harmony), and Purple/Violet (spirit).

 

Open call for phtographers:

YCP is building this massive PHOTO RAINBOW 4 HUMANITY on tumblr with your help: submit your photographs in which one of these colours exist in most of the photo so you can be part of it!

This massive Rainbow 4 Humanity is a collab between:
YCP / PixelUnion / Artchipel / Lensblr / MutantSpace / 2HeadS

Rainbow 4 Humanity!
(more info here)
cheers,
G.Benard

text by ©Gonzalo Bénard for 2HeadS
Feb, 2013
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