As California overturned Proposition 8 earlier this week and deemed it unconstitutional, millions celebrated the triumph for same-sex marriage in the state. Possibly most excited for the ban is the NOH8 Campaign, which started its photographic protest as a response to Proposition 8 passing back in 2008.
In its three years, the campaign has traveled and taken photos of more than 20,000 faces of the public and celebrities. These recognizable photos are used widely as an iconic symbol of equality and literally, no hate. Each photo features subjects with duct tape over their mouths and NOH8 written on their cheeks.
And while this week has been successful for the cause, the NOH8 Campaign continues their photo tour to spread awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination. Their next stop? Hotel Solamar in San Diego on Saturday, Feb. 18th. Celebrity photographer and NOH8 Co-Founder Adam Bouska will set up his mobile studio at the hotel, casting an open-call for anyone looking to get in on the NOH8 photo shoot action.
From 2-5pm, guests are welcome to join on a first come, first served basis. As part of the campaign’s standards, everyone is asked to wear a plain white shirt. All are welcome, as long as they’re camera ready. The NOH8 campaign will apply the NOH8 temporary tattoo to each person’s face and supply the silver duct tape for the photo. The shooting will move quickly as Bouska snaps 5-10 frames per person. After selections and retouching, they’ll be available through the website on noh8camapign.com.
The photo shoot costs $40 per person, or $25 per person in a couple or group. If you’re interested in volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information.
All San Diego supporters should head to Hotel Solamar at 435 6th Avenue on February 18th and get ready to strike a pose and make a statement for the cause.