Forhtright – An amazing new book/LP project

FORTHRIGHT - straight forward, direct – follows different artists in conflict areas, who found ways to oppose the systems in charge. Their common tool against oppression and injustice and for peace and human rights is spoken word and rap music. The common message is that words are stronger than weapons! ?#?strongerthanaweapon? www.forthright-project.com © by Sascha Kraus Photography Germany

 

 

To stand up against inequality and social shortcomings. That is what all the 43 artists, who German photographer Sascha Kraus portrayed for his book FORTHRIGHT – Stronger than a weapon have in common. Over the past six years he traveled thirteen countries to find out that rap music can be seen as a universal approach for positive change that sometimes has a more direct impact than politics and the military. To address problems straightforward and direct, that is what FORTHRIGHT stands for. The book impresses on 444 pages with unique portraits and snapshots from all over the world. In-depth interviews with all portrayed artists and a double vinyl with selected songs foster the message of the book.

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book05_43artists-768x559 FORTHRIGHT - straight forward, direct – follows different artists in conflict areas, who found ways to oppose the systems in charge. Their common tool against oppression and injustice and for peace and human rights is spoken word and rap music. The common message is that words are stronger than weapons! ?#?strongerthanaweapon? www.forthright-project.com © by Sascha Kraus Photography Germany FORTHRIGHT - straight forward, direct – follows different artists in conflict areas, who found ways to oppose the systems in charge. Their common tool against oppression and injustice and for peace and human rights is spoken word and rap music. The common message is that words are stronger than weapons! ?#?strongerthanaweapon? www.forthright-project.com © by Sascha Kraus Photography Germany

 

 

 

 

 

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