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Equality TV Launches Worldwide Photographic Quest

Equality TV Launches Worldwide Photographic Quest to Make ‘Equality Go Viral’ with the “I Am Equality” Campaign On August 17th.

 www.equalitytv.com                   www.facebook.com/iamequality

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND Event:  4 Swanton Drive Huntsbury Christchurch, New Zealand

For Immediate Release (August 8, 2013) 

Join us on August 17, 2013 for the worldwide “I Am Equality Campaign” launched by the EqualityTV Network. We will be in 14 cities and 5 countries on Saturday, August 17th to kick off the inaugural photo campaign. The “I Am Equality” campaign is a multimedia PSA which exposes people around the world to visual representations of what our families, communities, and neighbors look like and what they intend to do to make the world a better place.

Founder, Lisa Mae Brunson, created the campaign in an effort to educate and inspire people to recognize that ‘normal’ comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, abilities, ages and geographic locations. “When we can demonstrate diversity and acceptance of all life then we will embrace true Equality.” Ms. Brunson states. The campaign also asks participants: “What will YOU do to make ‘Equality Go Viral?’ and inspires an important call to action.

The Free Photo campaign will be held in cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Bay Area, New York, Austin, Phoenix, Toronto, Australia, New Zealand and other cities. As of 8-11-2013, Ms. Brunson was contacted by a company in Ekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia, who wants to sponsor an “I Am Equality” Campaign event. “I couldn’t be more thrilled!” Ms. Brunson states. “Whether or not we are able to make this event happen in Russia, the efforts towards achieving equality start with seeds being planted, and we have planted seeds for change in Russia!”

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Ms. Brunson teamed up with a variety of award-winning photographers, organizations and inspired individuals around the globe to produce this worldwide event. She has partnered with the Australian Marriage Equality to create a Sydney, Australia event hosted by Sydney's Member of Parliament, Alex Greenwich, who is the co-founder of the Australian Marriage Equality and the FIRST gay married MP of Australia. Other campaign photographers include Lady Gaga’s former tour photographer, Richard Yagutilov in Toronto, Equality Photographer, Amy Mayes in New York, visionary photographer, Rachel Wolfe in Los Angeles, Portrait photographer, and ‘Anything but Ordinary’ photographer Maree Turner in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Maree is the Director and Principal Photographer of Maree T Photography and began her photographic journey some 15 years ago with her 1st exhibit & hasn't looked back. Maree predominantly photographs people and specialises in Wedding and Portrait Photography for those clients that really want something special and creative where they become the canvas for their own art.  Photography is painting with light. A qualified Master of Photography of the NZ Institute of Professional Photography.  She won her 1st gold award in 2001 with the PSNZ for the Champion colour print along with her Associateship & every year since has gone on to win a range of awards along with gaining a international profile. She's judged both national & local competition & is often invited to give guest presentations. She regularly gives time to charity, living the belief that everyone deserves to have memories of who they are today. Of her most recent series of images she would like to exhibit called ‘Christchurch Soul’, Maree states,  “Following the destruction of the 2011 Earthquakes I became quite passionate about finding a way to capture the memories of the buildings that had held & nurtured life & examine the question, do buildings have soul?”  Within the collection there are three different categories entitled ‘Fallen History’, ‘Windows to the soul’ and ‘Raw emotions of survival’ www.mareeturner.co.nz

The mission of the “I Am Equality” Campaign is to celebrate self-expression to educate and inspire people to embrace diversity, culture and equality within communities, families and individuals across the globe. Ms. Brunson adds, “We believe that to create global awareness and inspire people to celebrate differences we must be exposed to new ideas.  People all over the world represent one important connection: We are all human. We want to know what people are doing to make sure we live in a world where Equality can exist.” 

By declaring “I Am Equality” you are not only representing who you are in the world, but impacting generations with a message that “in order to accept others, we must celebrate who we are every day!” EqualityTV embraces and celebrates individuality and equality for all. We are “Celebrating Humanity!”

You can be a part of making “Equality Go Viral” by participating in having your photo taken at various locations around the world. Our Christchurch, New Zealand event will be held from 1 pm – 4 pm at Maree T Photography Studio, 4 Swanton Drive Huntsbury Christchurch, New Zealand 03 3329823 0274 741479

Participants can also interact with the campaign via Twitter @WeAreEquality. #iamequalitycampaign To learn how you can participate in the ‘I Am Equality’ Campaign and help make equality go viral, please visit our Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/iamequality
You can read the Huffington Post article on the campaign here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-mae-brunson/make-equality-go-viral-wo_b_3726913.html
 
You can read more about our EqualityTV vision here: http://www.issuu.com/equalitytv/docs/equalitytv_brandguidelines
 
You can see our presentation on the “I Am Equality” Campaign here: http://issuu.com/lisamaeequalitytv/docs/iamequality_campaign_presentation_k
 
Our first promo video released 7.10.13: http://youtu.be/_U3x2lmn5NM
 
Our second promo video released 8.04.13: http://youtu.be/a4XYUI4rvJg

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