Press Kit

Documents to download:

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Press Releases & Logos

Please find, below, logos (jpgs), a Backgrounder and other PDF documents about The Soul Box Project and our exhibit in Washington, D.C., This Loss We Carry.

Media Press Release for Washington DC National Mall Exhibit

On October 16-17, 2021, we will bring 200,000 Soul Boxes to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to represent three years of U.S. gunfire victims.  Visitors will be able to get up close and view almost 36,000 Soul Boxes personalized with names and messages. Hundreds of volunteers will carry the remaining 164,000 Soul Boxes, onto the Mall in a procession on Saturday morning and out again at the exhibit’s end Sunday afternoon.

Media Press Release for Washington DC National Mall Exhibit

Soul Box Project to Display 8,800 Boxes
at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI
September 17-October 3, 2021

Nearly 9K Soul Boxes honor lives lost to gunfire in Michigan

SEPT 2021 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Soul Box Project, a national community art project collecting handmade origami memorial Boxes from across the country, will be distinguishing itself from more than 900 artist entries at the international ArtPrize competition and festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan – by not only drawing attention to the national ARTivism movement it’s inspiring – but also honoring Michigan lives lost to gun violence. 

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background information on Soul Box Project

The Soul Box Project is a national community art project collecting handmade origami Boxes. Each Box represents one person killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. The Project displays thousands of Soul Boxes in public spaces to illustrate the number of victims of gun violence, defense, accidents and suicides.

Founder, Leslie Lee's Curriculum Vitae, Summary and Background

The Project is partnering with national art organizations and local firearm safety initiatives at events around the nation. Our Box-making network spreads across the country—through faith communities, activist groups and other community organizations. I manage a core team of five people and dozens of part-time volunteers out of our Portland, Oregon, office.

Instructions on How to Fold a Soul Box

 It begins with two pieces of paper, when you fold a Soul Box to acknowledge one life. It comes together in a massive art statement. The movement continues with a cultural shift, as people comprehend the devastating loss of lives and take actions that align with their concerns.

Official Soul Box Project logo

Soul Box Logo (1379 x 601, 229 dpi)
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Organization tag line:
Art revealing the gunfire epidemic.
Make a Box. Send it in. It counts.

Official Soul Box Logo

Soul Box Logo (square) 667 x 667, 96 dpi
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Soul Box Project Washington DC Exhibit 2021 Poster

Soul Box Project in D.C., October 2021
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Poster Art for Washington, D.C., event displaying 200,000 Soul Boxes on the National Mall. This will be the largest Soul Box exhibit, drawing the nation’s attention to the number of people killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. and honoring the lives torn apart by this epidemic.

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Images

From Past Events & Exhibits

Please find, below, various JPG images of Soul Box events that are approved to download. Return to the list of documents available for download.

Wall of Soul Boxes representing one month of gunfire deaths

Soul Box Display, Portland, OR  (1511 x 1307, 182dpi) Click on image to view in lightbox. Right-click to open in new tab and right-click again to save image to your file.

The Soul Box Project at the Oregon State Capitol Rotunda

Soul Box Procession, Salem, OR (720 x 600, 96dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: In February 2019, over 100 volunteers delivered 36,000 Soul Boxes to the Oregon State Capitol, one Box for every person killed by gunfire in the U.S. during 2018. Photo credit: Paul Fardig

Gallery Exhibit of Panels on Columns and in bags

Gallery Exhibit of Panels on Columns and in Bags (2560 × 1931, 96dpi) Higher resolution photo available upon request
Caption & Photo Credit: 3,000 Soul Boxes on display at Cerimon House, Portland, OR. January 2019. Photo credit: Nathan V. Holden

Images on display at Cerimon House

Soul Box Display, Portland, OR (800 x 533, 96dpi) Higher resolution photo available upon request
Caption & Photo Credit: 3,000 Soul Boxes on display at Cerimon House, Portland, OR. January 2019. Photo credit: Nathan V. Holden

Soul Box procession Oregon State Capital - photo N.V. Holden

Soul Box Procession, Salem, OR (1086×754, 96dpi) Higher resolution photo available upon request
In February 2019, over 100 volunteers delivered 36,000 Soul Boxes to the Oregon State Capitol, one Box for every person killed by gunfire in the U.S. during 2018. Photo credit: Nathan V. Holden

Boxes created by Bronx New York students

Soul Boxes: Art with Messages (2000 x 1591, 72 dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: Soul Boxes made by high school art students, Bronx, NY. Photo credit: Nicky Enright

Gallery exhibit of Soul Boxes displayed as a canopy

Soul Boxes Displayed as a Canopy (2560×1707, 72 dpi)
Exhibit at Multnomah-Arts-Center. Photo Credit: Nathan-V.-Holden

Boy views wall of Soul Boxes

Soul Boxes, Portland, OR (2560 x 1874, 96 dpi or 1815 x 2000, 96dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: Soul Boxes displayed at Portland Institute for Loss & Transition Summer Institute in Grief Therapy, June 2019. Photo credit: The Soul Box Project

Soul Box Procession at Oregon State Capitol Rotunda

Soul Box Procession Salem, OR (1086×754, 300dpi) Higher resolution photo available upon request
In February 2019, over 100 volunteers delivered 36,000 Soul Boxes to the Oregon State Capitol, one Box for every person killed by gunfire in the U.S. during 2018. Photo credit: Nathan V. Holden

Man looking through hallway of Soul Box Exhibits

Man Looking Through a Soul Box Exhibit (2560 × 1920, 96dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: Soul Boxes on display at the Multnomah Arts Center, Portland OR. Photo Credit: The Soul Box Project

Viewing Soul Box Exhibit in Stairwell at Hatch

6,000 Soul Boxes in a Stairwell (2000 x1500, 72dpi) Higher resolution available
Caption & Photo Credit: 6,000 Soul Boxes representing the approximate number of people killed by gunfire every two months in the U.S. Displayed at HatchLab PDX, Portland, OR. September 2019. Photo credit: The Soul Box Project

Video

Past Interviews & How To Videos

Utilize sections of these videos in your broadcast and to gain a deeper understanding of the Soul Box Project and our mission. Peruse the entire website for more in-depth information and visit our Social Media accounts below.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need additional clarification or details.

B-roll footage [9:03] 15,000 Soul Boxes on display at Multnomah Art Center, Portland, OR, April 2019.
Video credit: Courtesy Nick Brown, QuickHitRecord.Media

B-roll video [2:58] shows how to fold a Soul Box. For more detail visit SoulBoxProject.org for step-by-step instructions in a slideshow format.

B-roll footage [1:22] 15,000 Soul Boxes on display at Multnomah Art Center, Portland, OR. April 2019.
Video credit: Courtesy Nick Brown, QuickHitRecord.Media

Artist and Founder, Leslie Lee, in her studio [4:12] Leslie Lee in action at her studio

How to fold a Soul Box [8:37] Step-by-step instructions by Leslie Lee

As a journalist for most of my career, I know a good story when I see it. I am moved and inspired by the Soul Box Project and its mission, so I love being able to tell fellow journalists about this visual and compelling act of ARTivism and its impact on many people across the U.S. This is a cause that deserves the media coverage it’s getting. – Laura Evans Manatos, President & Founder, Laura Evans Media