Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ctrl.Alt.Shift

Here's an anti-poverty resource with a different flair than most that I stumble upon. Ctrl.Alt.Shift is more than a web site or a magazine. It's a new movement, designed and executed by young people for young people. It is a platform for 18-25 year olds to voice their beliefs and opinions. It allows them to demonstrate their talents, needs and ambitions in whatever medium suits them. Ctrl.Alt.Shift consists of a web community, events and stunts, and a quarterly magazine that aims to speak to young people and stimulate them to take action against global issues of poverty and injustice.

Get involved; join the fight, the protests and campaigns at www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk

As shows in their url, they seem to be based in the UK, so that also gives it a bit of a different feel from a lot of the US based orgs I know about. Here's a little release from them about what they are currently up to...
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VICE magazine and CTRL.ALT.SHIFT launch international all-star photographic project

VICE Magazine has collaborated with youth initiative Ctrl.Alt.Shift, to launch a unique photographic project that explores the global issues of Gender, Power and Poverty. The creative collaboration takes the form of an international competition, educating young people around the world on this major global development issue and inviting them to create photography
inspired by this theme. Participants will also get the chance to be mentored by a group of all-stars including UK TV presenter Alexa Chung, Vogue and GQ contributor Ben Rayner, Arena and i-D contributor Valerie Philips and Vice’s Andy Capper and Alex Sturrock. Competition winners will have their work featured in VICE and Ctrl.Alt.Shift magazines, displayed on CtrlAltShift.co.uk and exhibited in a major London gallery in 2009– alongside work from campaign ambassador, legendary New York photo artist Nan Goldin. The overall winner will receive £1000 plus a brand new digital SLR.

Paint Your Picture
Engage people, push the boundaries and provoke thought and action through your cutting edge photos surrounding the issues of gender, power and poverty. Final entries are on November 19 so GET SNAPPING!!

For more information on the competition, submit your entry, and to join the fight against issues of global development visit www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/vice.

1 comment:

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