Beirut, March 22, 2013:
“One Blood” by Hady Sy: Unity in Diversity
The “One Blood” exhibition by Hady Sy is a vibrant praise of life and tribute to blood, the universal principle of life which unites all men despite their differences.
The meaning behind “One Blood” lies in one of Hady Sy’s more pertinent than ever humanist messages: we are all alike on the inside, the same powerful human bond runs in our veins, regardless of our lifestyle, language, shape, race, religion, colour and heritage; and no matter how different we all are, our blood is one and it saves lives.
The “One Blood” project kicked off on June 14, 2011, on World Blood Donor Day.
In figures, “One Blood” is: 546 portraits, people 18 to 93 years old, 393 blood bags, 153 blood drops, 8 blood groups, 153 businesses, 161 origins/nationalities, 140 beliefs, 79 countries/localities, 276 places of birth/homes, 467 first names, 182,000 miles and 102 flights.
The “One Blood” installation was first exposed as a preview at the Festival of photo journalism “Visa pour l’Image” in Perpignan in September 2012, before its official launch in Beirut today and its projected world tour which will start with Paris on June 14, 2013, on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.