LANGUAGES MATTER! A UNESCO poster competition

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Spoken Word

by Jackson Wang
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Languages are cultural expressions of a community, its enrivons and cultural heritage. No matter what language you speak, your mouth makes an interesting shape and is often the first thing you notice when learning a new language. By observing how the mouth is formed and where the tongue is, the student learns how to make the correct intonation.The poster is composed of a chorus of multi-lingualism that would cross the physical and political boundaries of a map.

The method of creating the photo was taking several photographs of my mouth saying the slogan "Language matters" and then cutting a map into the shapes formed by my mouth. The pieces of paper are then collaged together and scanned into the computer.