At Raw we’re very passionate about doing good work for nice people so when the lovely Elena from We Are All Equals approached us about their upcoming Present! exhibition in aid of street children in India, we were happy to lend our creativity to the cause. The exhibition launched as part of London Design Festival featuring some outstanding talent including fellow Manchester-based creatives Craig Oldham, DR-ME, Eve Warren and Sneaky Raccoon.
Today, millions of children in India have little or no access to essential resources such as safe drinking water, food and healthcare. Our contribution was a hand-painted placard bearing India’s national motto ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’. We wanted to reclaim the political phrase and turn it into a rallying protest statement for those struggling on the margins of society. Sometimes protest is the greatest and only tool we have for our truth to be seen and heard by the greater powers that be. Gandhi said, ‘… even if you are a minority of one. The truth is still the truth.’ An individual who speaks the truth has the power to exact change because their cause is grounded in knowledge and understanding. The voices of those in poverty must be heard by the rest of the world, or the truth of their situation will remain hidden and we cannot achieve true equality. Truth is knowledge, and knowledge is power.
The exhibition is from 19th-27th September at Proud Archivist, 2-10 Herford Road London. All remaining prints can be bought online.