Bruise Automat

The Photo Booth against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in Germany. That is a shocking number, especially for one of the world's most progressive societies.
Unfortunately, people don't pay much attention to statistics. They always feel abstract and like something that only happens to others. So we decided to raise awareness for this problem in a way that everyone could relate to. With a little help from a Berlin icon: the photo booth.

We created a special photo booth and customized it with facial recognition software, so it could recognize when a woman was about to take a picture and automatically apply bruises to one of the four photos - clearly illustrating the one-in-four statistics.
This technology helped us turn a reality that is so often ignored into something no one can look away from.

In case you're interested on the nerdy details of how we brought this to life, have a read at our interview to FWA here.

Year: 2017
Client: Terre des Femmes
Agency: DDB Berlin
My Role: Concept & Art Direction