This project employs the potential of viral communication within social networking web sites (in this case Facebook) to spread awareness of the accidental deaths accompanying the Iraq war (and all wars). Memorial Facebook pages are created in honor individuals killed in Iraq. Volunteers have agreed to stand in for the Iraqi named in the sign they hold. These pages are then circulated through the Facebook community by the act of friending. I have completed approximately twenty pages myself and will soon put out a call for people around the world to create pages.
You can participate in this project by searching for and friending the Facebook pages for the Iraqis named above. You can also contact me to be photographed if you are in New York City.
Richard Lewis for Hasheem Rasheed
Facebook page for Hasheem Rasheed
Christiane Paul for 'Children of Woman'
Todd Ettman for Muqdad Muhsin
Susan Lisbin for Luma Hadi
Ann Dibble for Karim Rahman
Ed Decarbo for Ali Al-Yassiri
Amanda MacDonald Crowley for Taghreed Almed Al-Maadidi
Andres Pang for Sarwa Abdul Wahab
Carlos Motta for Haider Hashim
Mary Flanagan for Hasan Banimarani
Jeri and Bob Cohn for Asmaeel Taher
Yue Lou for Clawiz Hussein
Nick Pedersen for Ahmad Shalal
Silvia Berklein for Sona Noubar
Mark Skwarek for Rakan Aziz
Yael Kanarek for K11974
Yuliya Lanina for 'Daughter of Dead Woman'
Christine Laffer for Enel Meskoni
Rob Smith for Khaled Mohsen
Wafaa Bilal for Nadia Jameel
Nestor Gil for Raid Khudair
Will Pappenheimer for Khalil Ibrahim
Beatriz DaCosta for Fatima Guayer
John Craig Freeman for Elhama Saad Athia