QUINT & QUINT: Visual Storytelling and Impact Marketing

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Quint & Quint is a visual storytelling and impact marketing agency based in New York City. We use an artful blend of documentary photography and video production to help select institutions and nonprofits wildly surpass their fundraising and brand awareness campaign goals.

How can YOU treat people differently?
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Did you know that 60% of people still believe that individuals with intellectual disabilities should be segregated in schools and in the workplace? The problem is that not everyone knows or has met someone with an intellectual disability. The Schriver Report Snapshot conducted by  Harris Poll for The Special Olympic International World Games and Shriver Media found that:

  • the 56% of Americans who know someone with ID are twice as likely to understand the facts behind it

  • and Americans who’ve never met someone with ID are three times less likely to find the R-word offensive in any context

It seems that the best way to promote empathy and understanding is making sure that people of all abilities are welcome and supported in our public spaces, schools, and places of work. We were moved by this testimony from Best Buddies Global Ambassador Paul Brooks, calling on us all to make everyone feel included, regardless of ability:

“Together we can make a difference and to influence our culture for people with disabilities, if we spread the word for inclusion! We have the power to use language that invites people in and encourages them to be themselves”

Read Brooks’ full story at www.medium.com, and make your pledge for inclusion today.

Looking back with Robert Frank, the most influential photographer alive.
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Photographer Robert Frank prefers to stay out of the limelight and let his work be his greatest legacy - and for good reason. His photographic survey, “The Americans”, portrays the vast array of experiences of American life… “how it felt to be wealthy, to be poor, to be in love, to be alone, to be young or old, to be black or white, to live along a country road or to walk a crowded sidewalk, to be overworked or sleeping in parks, to be a swaggering Southern couple or to be young and gay in New York, to be politicking or at prayer.” Needless to say, we’re big fans. Learn more about his work at nytimes.com.

 
Top 5 Reasons Why the House Should Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
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Did you know that around 60% of workers in the private sector are contractually forbidden from discussing their salary? Tackling the issue of the gender pay gap is a complicated problem, but there are concrete steps that can be taken to make advances for equal pay for everyone- people of all genders, races, and backgrounds. Learn more about how the Paycheck Fairness Act aims to do just that at www.aclu.org.

International support comes together to rebuild wrestling gym.
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Inspiring story of international support coming together to rebuild this wrestling club’s gym after it was devasted in a bombing by the Islamic State in September. In the attack, 26 of their wrestlers were killed and 91 were wounded. The head coach said of the wrestlers: “They all believe we need to show the terrorists that they can kill us, but they can’t stop us.” Read the full story at nytimes.com.

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? Reginald Dwayne Betts recalls his journey.
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Betts’ story of how he went from a convict to an attorney is deeply personal, captivating, and moving. He recalls apologizing to the man he robbed and his family in court, but struggling to fully give words to his experience: “so afraid of what might happen, I could barely articulate my regret. I couldn’t explain how a confluence of bad decisions and opportunity led me to become the caricature of a black boy in America.” Read the full story at nytimes.com.

A first for women in mathematics.
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This month, the Abel Prize was awarded to Karen Uhlenbeck, who is the first woman to receive the award. Uhlenbeck pioneered the field of geometric analysis, and developed techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians. “She did things nobody thought about doing,” said Sun-Yung Alice Chang, a mathematician at Princeton University who served on the five-member prize committee, “and after she did, she laid the foundations of a branch of mathematics.” Learn more about Uhlenbeck and her work at nytimes.com.

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Cadbury Proposes a Treasure Hunt. Archaeologists Are Horrified.
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The beloved chocolatier missed the mark with a marketing campaign that equated “digging in” to a box of chocolates with digging up artifacts at heritage sites. The campaign encouraged consumers to “grab your metal detector and go hunting for Roman riches” and other artifacts at specific sites around Britain and Ireland. It’s a fun idea at first, but if you consider the reality of the suggestion - going out and destroying “ancient treasure” is just a bad idea. Read the full story at nytimes.com.