“Freedom of speech, religious freedom, equal rights – can all only exist in an open society. We are free to uphold traditions or to rethink things. We choose whether we want to be provincial
or cosmopolitan. Or everything at the same time. An open society is a historically unique success story. We wish to protect it in turbulent times and continue its development.” we learn from the INITIATIVE FOR AN OPEN SOCIETY.
Berlin-based portrait specialist DARIUS RAMAZANI has now photographed several society makers for the INITIATIVE FOR AN OPEN SOCIETY. The portraits of Sham Jaff, Sonya Bobrik, Orry Mittenmayer, Franz Knoppe, and Andreas Hollstein are all appearing in #dafür magazine. And there’s more: Three of the aforementioned persons, Sham Jaff, Sonya Bobrik and Orry Mittenmayer, are displayed for passers-by on Darius Ramazani’s own large-scale billboards in Berlin.
An example of which we would like to present you is society maker Sham Jaff, who was born in Iraq in 1989 and moved to Germany as a child with her Kurdish family. Following her studies of political science, Jaff has taken up an unusual hobby: Once a week, she summarizes relevant news from all corners of the globe in her “What Happened Last Week” newsletter. Read all about it under : whathappenedlastweek.com
Find several more exciting ideas and, above all, company leaders such as Sonya Bobrik, an active supporter of SEEBRÜCKE, or Orry Mittenmayer, who helps to enforce the rights of delivery service employees – all of whom defending the open society for you in their own way – on the website of the Berlin-based initiative. GoSee: die-offene-gesellschaft.de