Sound Portraits (2014)
"Sound Portraits" (2014) by Alexandra Lee, submission to the 2nd Annual MIT Martin Luther King Inspired Art and Performance Contest
Since 2013, the Institute Community and Equity Office has hosted the Annual MIT Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired Art & Performance Contest and dinner celebrating student creativity. Winning entries in the categories of visual art (painting, photography, sculpture, video), performance art (music, song, spoken word, dance, theater), and literary work (poetry, short story, speech, play) each receive $250 cash prizes. The works are inspired by the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights activists in the US and the World (i.e., Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chávez, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Harvey Milk). These ideals include freedom, justice, peace, equality, civil rights, human rights and/or social justice. The contest is open to all MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and Wellesley students cross-registered at MIT for the semester.