15 seconds helps Umbrage qualify for a $250,000 grant!
Take 15 second and help Umbrage qualify for a $250,000 grant from Living Social and Chase Bank! The program, Mission Small Business, will award a grant to twelve winners, but we need 250 votes for our proposal to be considered!
Please help us qualify! Time is running out, and voting ends this Saturday (tomorrow) at 11:59 pm ET.
Here’s what you need to do to cast your vote. It’s simple and takes just a matter of seconds…really!
- Go to http://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/
- Then look for the blue button marked LOG IN & SUPPORT and click on it. You’ll need to use your Facebook account to log in.
- On the Vote Local page in the blank box marked “business name” please enter Umbrage Editions and click the SEARCH button.
- You will then see the Umbrage Editions info and a blue button marked VOTE.
- Please click on that VOTE button!
- That’s it!
THANK YOU for casting your vote. If possible, please pass this along to friends who you think may like Umbrage Edition’s books and our mission. This grant will help us keep bringing you our award-winning photography books and art exhibitions and events, so your support is greatly appreciated!
We hope to see you at our next event!
–The Staff at Umbrage
Interview with Kyopo artist CYJO in Eloquence
Eloquence magazine recently interviewed photographer and artist CYJO, author of Kyopo—a fascinating eight-page spread that details CYJO’s beginnings as a stylist in NY, her move to China, and the growth of her many and varied projects that delve into notions of beauty, identity, culture, and how these topics interweave. CYJO also explains the impetus and themes of her current project, Substructure, whose accompanying book is out this fall by Umbrage Books. She says:
“Substructure is a portrait series that documents 50 Chinese migrants, from 5 to 80 years old. Each individual’s portrait is captured via both still and moving images, using a static and highly detailed photo in contrast with raw video footage of kinesthetic hand gestures. The photos reveal each subject character, conveyed through the texture and anatomy of their hands. The videos visually document the interview process, conveyed through their hand gestures which form an expression of their memories and opinions of China’s future. The project was created in collaboration with Compassion for Migrant Children, an NGO that helps provide free education to migrant children at community centers throughout China and elsewhere.”
We’re looking forward to the publication!
Green Card Stories on The Out of Bounds Radio Show
We can’t wait for Green Card Stories to be featured on The Out of Bounds Radio Show, an award-winning public affairs program series!
Host Tish Pearlman will interview Stephen Yale-Loehr, immigration law authority and Green Card Stories contributor, and Alessio Balada, an individual whose story appears in the book.
Don’t forget to tune in to the live streaming of this feature!
Thursday, July 5th @ 7 pm on weos.org OR Sunday, July 8th @ 11:30 am on wskg.org.
Immigrants Crucial to Innovation
In our publication Green Card Stories, Saundra Amrhein tells the stories of 50 hardworking recent immigrants to the US, all with permanent residence or citizenship. Yesterday, a NY Times article publicized the innovative achievements of immigrants who have not been so lucky.
They say: “a new study to be released on Tuesday shows that foreign nationals played a role in more than three out of four patents at the nation’s top research universities.” Yet after graduation, these great minds often face “daunting or insurmountable immigration hurdles that force them to leave and bring their talents elsewhere.”
Take a closer look at Green Card Stories to learn more about current immigration issues and the valuable contributions of immigrants.