U.S. Embassy Moscow Spotlights Posters for Peace
December 28, 2022
U.S. Embassy Moscow displayed three winning contributions from the Imagining Peace 2022 poster competition on the walls of the Embassy on December 28, highlighting the continued hope during the holidays that people from across the globe are joined together by a desire to live in peace.
The Embassy announced the winners of the competition in September in honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace. The competition brought together artists from all over the world to communicate in visual form the international commitment to creating a culture of peace by reimagining it and sharing their vision through posters.
“As we enter the holidays and look back over this last year, when peace, freedom, and democracy have been under threat, U.S. Embassy Moscow proudly celebrates peace and honors the winners of the Imagining Peace 2022 poster contest,” said Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood.
“In their creative depictions, we recognize the hunger for harmony, mutual understanding, and an end to hostilities that continue to bring senseless death and destruction to innocent people,” Rood added. “We congratulate all the artists who contributed their Imagining Peace designs to illustrate the singular significance of peace as our highest ideal.”
According to competition curator and judge Angelina Lippert, Chief Curator of Poster House in New York City, “Posters are the perfect medium to express succinct ideas in a rapidly changing world. Since the 1860s, every conflict has engendered a public facing poster response that calls for peace, resolution, or an end to injustice and violence.”
The winners from the United States, North Macedonia, and Russia, have the opportunity to travel to New York and Washington, D.C. to discuss their work with U.S. cultural leaders.
To view the competition’s artwork, go to the competition website: https://www.imaginingpeace2022.org/exhibition/.