We Have A Dream
We Have a Dream is essentially a photography project, but one that goes beyond the portrait frames. The initiators – Albert Wiking, who took the portraits of the participants, and Oscar Edlund, who interviewed them – wished to make a contribution to a more livable world by showcasing positive examples. A teeming network of contact persons, agents, managers and other gate-keepers have facilitated, or blocked, their countless attempts to gain access to Nobel Prize winners, royalty, activists, performers, artists, entrepreneurs and everyday fighters. Once the enquiry went through it could still take years to reach an agreement or book a meeting.
Among those portrayed are members of the punk band Pussy Riot and the Chinese regime critic and artist Ai Weiwei – people who have stood up for democracy. This is also true about the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who is fighting for girls’ right to education. Other participants include human rights judge Navi Pillay, musicians Annie Lennox, Quincy Jones, Zara Larsson, Patti Smith and Timbuktu, model and actress Ruby Rose, writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Yeonmi Park, as well as UN functionaries Anders Kompass and Jan Eliasson.
The journalist Daniel Rydén has written the texts in the book and exhibition.
“My dream is for it to be considered cool to help people and hope to influence through art. Our vision has been to gather voices and stories that can touch and inspire. My main goal is to engage young people in today’s most important issues.”
– ALBERT WIKING
We Have A Dream is a politically and religiously independent non-commercial art project. A portion of the proceeds of all sales are donated to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
PHOTOGRAPHY Albert Wiking
INTERWIEWS Oscar Edlund
TEXTS Daniel Rydén
LAYOUT/IMAGE EDITING Albert Wiking, David Laserna
EDITORIAL STAFF Albert Wiking, David Laserna, Johan Laserna, Ingegerd Wiking
CONTACTS Oscar Edlund
ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS Alexander Dominici, Therese Karlsson
PROJECT MANAGER Anna Modéer Wiking
PROJECT COORDINATOR/COMMUNICATION Emma Modéer Wiking
EXHIBITION COORDINATOR Lena Wilhelmsson
TRANSCRIPTION Therese Karlsson
LANGUAGE REVIEW Therése Sjösvärd
TRANSLATOR, ENGLISH BOOK EDITION Jan Salomonsson
EXHIBITION AUDIO DESIGN Henrik Lörstad
FINANCES Marie Vikström, Åsa Sjöblad
BOOK PUBLISHING COMPAY Bokförlaget Max Ström
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