Award-winning creative director, artist and humanitarian Amrit Singh (MrASingh) shares emotional stories backed by thought-provoking images and videos of his journey highlighting the European refugee crisis. He talks about his realisations and the results of combining the power of social media, and the impact it had on individuals around the world – and on himself.
Amrit founded NowHumanity, a social initiative that uses social media for social good. In 2016, Amrit and his team were one of the first to live stream the European refugee crisis and broadcast powerful unedited, first person footage from the ground in 5 cities to over a million people around the world. His photography book titled ‘The Soul Of Humanity’, published in 2017, shares a powerful insight into the team’s journey in Lesvos, Greece and the Calais jungle in France. Amrit (aka MrASingh) is an award-winning creative designer, artist and content creator. His notable intricate art under his InkANIMA brand has been exhibited in San Francisco, Birmingham and London. He’s also published two books and spoken on various stages around the UK, Europe and America.
Through his social initiative project NowHumanity, Amrit and his team were one of the first to livestream the European refugee crisis from the ground – broadcasting unedited, first person footage in five cities to over 700,000 people. As one of Periscope’s top livestreamers, he’s built a dedicated global following with his broadcasts reaching over three million viewers worldwide. Along with his artwork, he’s been featured multiple times by Periscope, Twitter, Mashable, Huffington Post, Adweek, ITV, BBC and Sky News. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx