Category Archives for "Peace"

Jury 2018 – World Citizen Artists


For the first time, World Citizen Artists is inviting photographers to participate in its 'Compete for Peace - Not War' Awards initiative. This year, the Awards initiative is in partnership with photography celebrities Tim Page and Lisa Kristine. The WCA also has its own jury for each category (visual art, music and photography). For its photography jury, WCA selected Peter Caton (CARE, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, UNAIDS, Red Cross) and Luke Duggleby (National Geographic, The Guardian, The New York Times, WHO, USAID, UNDP) - Watch the video below to find more about the Awards.

Jury 2018 – Bob Marley Foundation


The Bob Marley Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, that focuses on the delivery of Social Interventions through Education, Culture, Environment and Sustainable Community Development. Bob Marley had a passion for people of all races, ages and religions who were at-risk and vulnerable. The Marley family’s intent and motivation is to fulfill the vision of the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley O M. The Foundation was developed upon these guiding principles, with the aim of relieving poverty, while reaching those in need through One Love.

Jury 2018 – Tim Page


Tim page is one of the most renowned iconic photographer of the Vietnam War. His pictures were the visual inspiration for many films of the period. The photojournalist in ‘Apocalypse Now’, played by Dennis Hopper was based on Page. Tim Page is the subject of many documentaries, two films and the author of ten books. He spent 5 months in 2009 as the Photographic Peace Ambassador for the UN in Afghanistan and is the recipient of many awards. He was recently named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Photographers Of All Time’.

Jury 2018 – Fat Freddy’s Drop


Fat Freddy's Drop band is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws. Creating a blueprint with a global perspective, the band have consolidated their fanbases across Europe and the UK with high profile performances accompanied by slow burn albums that reveal more and more with every listen, priming the fan for the next live experience. Fat Freddy’s Drop also sponsors local schools in New Zealand to support education.

Jury 2018 – Gandhi Foundation


The Gandhi Foundation promotes nonviolence egalitarian economics, simple lifestyles, grassroots democracy, tolerance and pluralism and respect for animals. Gandhi is one of the most significant figures of modern times. He began as an insignificant individual with no particular talents and gradually became a remarkable human being. He considered that everyone has the potential for ethical and spiritual growth, and that community is the most effective basis for our development. Gandhi’s ideas have a relevance beyond his own time. His approach was holistic and evolved through experience. The foundation organises annual events, such as the Multifaith Service, Summer School and an Annual Lecture. Each event promotes unity and the bringing together of multiple faiths, backgrounds and nationalities, demonstrating the continued relevance of Ghandi’s teachings.

Jury 2018 – Lisa Kristine


Lisa Kristine is an acclaimed humanitarian photographer. Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms, including CNN and Reuters, speaking at TED events, museums, NGO’s, business conferences, colleges and universities. Carmine Gallo has praised Lisa’s speaking presentations in the 2014 book, Talk Like TED, The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds.

Jury 2018 – Belgravia Gallery


Belgravia Gallery is one of Europe’s leading art galleries, it regularly features the work of renowned artists such as: Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and other celebrities. Belgravia Gallery is based on Maddox Street in the heart of the art district in Mayfair, between Regent Street and Bond Street. The gallery’s ethos is to be professional, welcoming and approachable and has a strong emphasis on art for charity, particularly on raising funds for The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust.

Jury 2018 – Playing for Change


Playing for Change arose from the common belief that music has the power to connect people regardless of their differences. Armed with a mobile recording studio, cameras, and small crew; they travel around the world filming musicians in their natural environments and spreading peace through music. In an effort to give back to the communities of the musicians they’ve met along their journey, they founded the Playing for Change Foundation , a separate non-profit organization whose mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. Together, they set out to change the world one song and one heart at a time.

Emmanuel Jal – Creating for Good

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In this episode, we discover how an artist like Emmanuel can choose to use his influence for good. He tells us that all commercial artists face the same decision: whether they will incorporate a purpose in their work. Emmanuel, now an activist and global leader, has chosen to use his platform to mobilize fans to do good. In this next video, we will learn about Emmanuel as an entrepreneur and see how his efforts further the purpose he has found as an activist and global leader.

Emmanuel Jal – The Power of Education and Leadership

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In our upcoming episode, Emmanuel discusses the importance of this education, explaining that “those who know will always exploit those who don’t education is power; information is power.” You’ll see him performing on the same stage as Peter Gabriel, who tells the audience that Emmanuel, with “the potential of a young Bob Marley”, will “have a huge influence in the world, way beyond his music.”