"Imprisoned for Art" photo project denounces unjust incarceration of Ukrainian filmmaker and other global activist-artists
Johnny Depp is photographed for a mugshot with a police board that reads: Yakutsk, Russia, 20 years. In such a way, the Hollywood movie star collaborated with the Voice Project and paid tribute to Ukrainian artist, Oleh Sentsov, who is now being held in a prison camp in Russia.
Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker, was sentenced to 20 years of a prison term by a Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don. The artist was suspected in plotting of terrorist acts in annexed Crimea.
Among other stars who joined "Imprisoned for Art" are Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot singer, Nadya Tolokonnikova and a rock star, Tom Morello. They teamed up to raise awareness for other artists from worldwide who had been limited in their human right of the freedom of expression.
T-shirts and other merchandise with the images of Johnny Depp and other celebrities will be sold to raise funds, which will be used to support artist-activists.
The campaign, the Voice Project, is a global initiative that aims to raise awareness and provide support to the artists who are now serving prison terms for exercising their right to freedom of expression.