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 traveling exhibit, This Loss We Carry.

background information on Soul Box Project

Soul Box Backgrounder
December 2021

The Soul Box Project is a national community art project raising awareness about the scale of the gunfire epidemic 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

This national, collaborative art project enables viewers to see and feel the scale of the gunfire epidemic. It begins with two pieces of paper, when you fold a Soul Box to acknowledge one life. Across the country, exhibits and events are helping organizations and communities attract attention to this public health crisis. 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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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

Closing Procession, Washington, D.C. (1200 x 800, 300dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: Volunteers prepare for closing procession of the exhibit, This Loss We Carry, in front of the Smithsonian Castle, Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Lancer Photography

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

This Loss We Carry, Washington, D.C.  (1200×800, 300dpi) Higher resolution photo available upon request
Mother Giselle Morch finds the Soul Box she made for her son, Jaycee. Photo credit: The Soul Box Project

Man looking through hallway of Soul Box Exhibits

Leslie Lee, Washington, D.C. (840 × 607, 300dpi)
Caption & Photo Credit: Artist and Soul Box Project founder, Leslie Lee, surveys Washington, D.C., installation of This Loss We Carry, October 2021. Photo Credit: Lancer Photography

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

View of 8,800 Soul Boxes from above, ArtPrize, Michigan 2021

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI (1500 x 2000, 72 dpi) Caption & Photo Credit: 8,800 Soul Boxes in The Atrium at Uccello’s, Grand Rapids, MI. Sept – Oct 2021. 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