Circles of Activism

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women protest

Adobe Artist: Christopher Robinson

In much media representation, there’s a lack of authentic depictions of activism and the important movements gaining momentum and driving change today.

What images there are, often focus on violence or sensationalism, instead of expressing the nuanced and varied actions diverse individuals and groups are taking every day to make their voices heard.

We want to look deeper and expand our understanding of how social activism looks and feels. With this creative brief, we’re making space for new and unique imagery depicting activism against racial prejudice and social injustice; people of all backgrounds taking action on climate change and sustainability; students and elders participating in collective action in their communities, and more.

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Woman in burka talking into microphone

Adobe Artist: Biruoh

Ecstatic protesters at a demonstration

Adobe Artist: Rawpixel.com

Grid of 4 images. 1: Diverse female activists making placards with black lives matter and no justice no peace inscriptions while preparing for strike against racism. 2: Three women of different ethnicity protesting. Women's rights. Me too movement. Vector illustration, flat design, women supporting women. 3: Student with megaphone leading climate change protest. 4: Young man wearing a freedom of speech mask over his mouth.

Adobe Artists: Picua Estudio - Addictive Stock, Monika Jurczyk, Hero Images & Mocha Stock

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We are the youth

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The youngest activists can be the most passionate as they bend their energy towards shaping their futures. New to the world, new to the cause, unapologetic and unafraid. Vibrant images vibrating with conviction and emphatic expressions of identity and hope.

Young boy shouting on a megaphone in a protest

Adobe Artist: Rawpixel.com

Volunteers holding framed wall at construction site

Adobe Artist: Hero Images

Give back together

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Community support, helping hands, non-profits, mutual aid, and charitable causes. Imagery depicting people of different ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and beliefs, out in their communities, helping one another to build a better, more equitable and understanding world.

Joy as resistance

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Exultation, triumph, and collective action in pursuit of justice and happiness. Creativity and joyous celebrations of identity and strongly held beliefs and values. Honoring the community in acts of resistance and personal power.

young woman surrounded with rainbow lgbtqia+ pride flags smiling happy

Adobe Artist: Alp Peker

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