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Reframing Addiction

Zumi's Espresso ~ Topsfield

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Exhibit Kickoff Reception – Thursday, August 1, 2024

Exhibit Run Time – Thursday, August 1 thru Monday, September 30, 2024

Living in the Color
Reframing addiction art exhibit

The intention of this community-based collaborative is to honor those we have loved and lost to addiction, through the art of photography and personal narrative. Living in the Color illustrates that recovery is possible, whether you are the person in recovery, or the loved one who is also recovering – recovering from loss, the chaos, the darkness, the trauma, and the pain of loving someone in active addiction.

 

Millions of people in the U.S. have successfully treated their disease of addiction, but rarely do we see or hear them. Addiction not only affects the addict, but also those around them, family, friends, colleagues, law enforcement, community members, and more.  Living in the Color illuminates the face of addiction, and how those affected, both directly and indirectly, have rebuilt their lives: maintaining long term recovery, reconnecting with family, finding work, and developing meaningful relationships. Recovery isn’t always a straight line, it can sometimes involve hindrances and hurdles, but the more we talk about addiction, share stories, embrace different paths to recovery, the more people will find their way from the darkness of active addiction to living in the color, one day at a time.

 

The co-creators of Living in the Color believe it’s essential to change the public perception around the disease of addiction and the ripple effect that addiction has on families and communities.  By reframing addiction,  through photography and personal narratives, a visual and emotional connection can be made with those impacted by addiction, while also bringing awareness to this growing health crisis. 

Creating art is an opportunity to create conversation, and what better conversation to begin than the topic of addiction, an issue that touches everyone in some capacity, either through drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, shopping, and others. A key challenge for the Tri-Town, and the country, is the widespread threat of fentanyl. This synthetic opioid is often detected in cocaine, methamphetamines and fake Xanax or Adderall pills. Fentanyl can kill people who have no idea they are at risk for an overdose death. The need for awareness and education aligns with the Tri-Town’s Opioid Settlement Fund goals, and our three towns, Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield presented as the ideal partners to being a catalyst for change. Outreach campaigns will be ineffective unless people feel comfortable discussing drug use, addiction, and its impact on individuals, families, and the greater community.

 

Living in the Color, Reframing Addiction Exhibit is our starting point – we hope you’ll join us.

Interested in submitting?

May submit on behalf of;

a lost, loved one

yourself, living with addiction

yourself, in recovery

yourself, living & grieving the disease of a loved one

Image Specifications / Size

The exhibition includes framed portraits, each 14″ by 17,” and personal narratives.

When submitting images of your work we request that images be high-resolution JPEG or PNG only. You can search Google to find articles about image resolution, but for a general sense of what we mean – we suggest your images be saved at 300 DPI, or 181.11 PPI

  • Face photos should be taken straight on (not above, not looking down) this ensures for the most engaging photo.

  • Images should be lit well, in focus, true to the colors in your piece, not under- or over-exposed.

  • How to take better resolution photos on your iPhone or Android phone: Click this link for more information on how you can shoot better resolution images on your iPhone (or Android phone).

Avoid:

  • Zooming in too closely or standing too far back. Utilize the “portrait” function on your phone. Avoid distracting or cluttered backgrounds and clothing.

  • Avoid clothing with logos, cartoons, characters, or inappropriate sayings.

  • Avoid camera flash, it washes out the image and creates dark outline and casts shadows. Natural light, from a window or doorway is optimal.

  • Please do NOT edit original photos, do NOT apply filters, or change sizing. All photo editing will be completed by Living in the Color.

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LIVING IN THE COLOR PHOTO DISCLAIMER: OPTION 1

The submitting individual party states that they are either the creator of the image(s) or that copyright(s) have been granted to them in writing by a third-party photographer.

Any disputes arising from Living in the Color’s (LITC) use of image(s) are being handled exclusively between the submitting individual and the copyright holder with no liability claims, copyright infringement claims, or any other claims made against at any point in time. The submitting individual and copyright holders grant explicit permission for submitted photo(s) to be used in all promotional efforts the LITC will undertake leading up to, for the duration of the LITC exhibit period and for an unlimited time thereafter. These efforts may include but are not limited to print efforts such as postcards, posters, press articles; e-dissemination via email, online outlets, electronic newsletter dissemination, and social network outreach; as well as dissemination through technology that is at present unknown. LITC will not compensate the copyright holder(s) for use of their materials at any point in time. The submitting individual and copyright holder(s) understand that images posted in a public online environment are transferable onto other websites and media, and that such transfer is outside of the control of LITC. Submitting individuals and copyright holders of submitted image(s) understand that posting images publicly online poses a risk that may include third party copyright infringement of the artwork itself or of the copyrighted photo or video. LITC bears no responsibility and will not be held liable for any such unauthorized use of copyrighted material(s) either when taken from the LITC exhibit or when such material(s) were transferred to other outlets or used by other entities.

 

LIVING IN THE COLOR PHOTO DISCLAIMER: OPTION 2

LIVING IN THE COLOR PHOTO RELEASE FORM

I hereby grant the Living in the Color (LITC) permission to use my likeness in a photograph, or other digital media (“photo”) in all its art exhibits, marketing, and publications, including web-based publications and social media, without payment or other consideration.

I understand and agree that all photos will become the property of the LITC and will not be returned.

I hereby irrevocably authorize the LITC to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo.

I hereby hold harmless, release, and forever discharge the LITC from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PHOTO RELEASE. I AFFIRM THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR, IF I AM UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, I HAVE OBTAINED THE REQUIRED CONSENT OF MY PARENTS/GUARDIANS AS EVIDENCED BY THEIR SIGNATURES BELOW. I ACCEPT:

 

LIVING IN THE COLOR PHOTO DISCLAIMER: OPTION 3

By submitting an image for use by the Living in the Color (LITC) you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all the rights of the image/materials necessary to provide, post and upload the image (including but not limited to images, artwork, graphics, text, documents and/or video files). Once a media file is submitted, you are granting LITC full rights to reproduce the photograph/materials in public exhibits, publications, or other media material produced, used or contracted by LITC including but not limited to: brochures, newspapers, videos, billboards, social media, magazines, television, websites, etc. LITC assumes no liability for any issues that may arise with the copyright or trademark of image usage, this is the sole responsibility of the submitting individual to resolve. This includes all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses resulting from the submitting individuals breach of this disclaimer submitting the image. 

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Before you upload a photo, make sure that each photo falls in one of the four categories: Own work: You own all rights to the image, usually meaning that you created it entirely yourself. Licensed: You can prove that the copyright holder has released the image under an acceptable license. Note that photos are licensed for use only on certain "channels", or only for noncommercial or educational use, or under a license that doesn't allow for the creation of modified/derived works, are unsuitable. When in doubt, do not upload copyrighted images. Public domain: You can prove that the image is in the public domain, i.e. free of all copyrights. Fair use: You believe that the image meets the special conditions for non-free content, which exceptionally allow the use of unlicensed material, and you can provide an explicit non-free use rationale explaining why and how you intend to use it.


 

Privacy rights – 

When taking pictures of identifiable people, the subject's consent is not usually needed for straightforward photographs taken in a public place but is often needed for photographs taken in a private place. This type of consent is sometimes called a model release, and it is unrelated to the photographer's copyright. Because of the expectation of privacy, the consent of the subject should normally be sought before uploading any photograph featuring an identifiable individual that has been taken in a private place, whether the subject is named. Even in countries that have no law of privacy, there is a moral obligation on us not to upload photographs which infringe the subject's reasonable expectation of privacy. If you upload a self-portrait, your consent is presumed. Living in the Color will never sell, sublicense, or give your Images to any third-party organization. If you choose to revoke your permission for LITC to use your Images, please submit the revocation in writing to: Living in the Color, Oak & Thyme P.O. Box 157 Boxford, MA 01921

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