Girls Rock Camp Foundation Launches 'Record Remake Project' For Fund Drive
September 24, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PT)
GIRLS ROCK CAMP FOUNDATION (GRCF) has launched a RECORD REMAKE PROJECT in support of their end-of-year grant drive, with CAMP members re-imagining iconic record covers from BLONDIE, DAVID BOWIE, HAIM, JANELLE MONAE, KATY PERRY, KENCRICK LAMAR, PERFUME GENIUS and U2. Prints of the work can be purchased as a benefit for the GRCF grant drive here.
GRCF is a non-profit organization which generates funding and support for over 45 GIRLS ROCK CAMPS in the U.S. These camps help girls find their own voices through music. Supporting GRCF's mission of fostering creativity and instilling self-confidence, the RECORD REMAKE PROJECT allowed participants to go further than simply impersonating their role models; campers went on to re-envision the original concepts of each album cover empowered by their own unique identities and experiences.
BETH DITTO, member of GRCF's ADVISORY BOARD, along with KATHLEEN HANNA and new additions TEGAN AND SARA, were on hand for the shoot.
Said DITTO: "ROCK CAMP is really close to my heart. I coached there for several summers and it was so cool to watch girls find their voices...to play singers for them like NINA HAGEN, CIBO MATTO, MA RAINEY, YOKO ONO, opening up the idea of what 'singing' is and what kinds of voices are beautiful."
Shot in PORTLAND and L.A. by renowned photographers CARI DAVIDSON, HOLLY ANDREA, SHELBY DUNCAN and MELANIE ARON, the photo series encouraged girls to have fun and express their personalities.
Campers from GIRLS ROCK SANTA BARBARA, CHICAS ROCKERAS SOUTHEAST L.A., GIRLS ROCK LAS VEGAS and ROCK N ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS PORTLAND, L.A. and ORANGE COUNTY participated in the shoot, but proceeds from the prints will benefit all GIRLS ROCK CAMPS across the U.S. These funds will contribute to changing the way girls are mentored, so that they may come to see themselves as roc kstars in their own right.