Abrams and Chronicle is to publish Why I March: Images from The Women’s March Around the World, the first photographic tribute to the "largest peaceful demonstration in history".
The book will come out exactly one month after five million people in more than 80 countries on all seven continents stood up to "challenge the dangerous rhetoric of an administration on inauguration weekend", the publisher said.
The book will take readers on a global tour of the marches and feature colourful, "inspiring" photographs provided in great part by Getty Images, with all royalties to be donated to non-profits affiliated with the march.
Featuring images of people in snow gear in Antarctica, women holding “Love Trumps Hate” signs in Durban, South Africa, and little girls in the streets of New York City, Why I March is organised by continent and showcases the recurring themes of inclusion and intersectionality that the March embodied. The book also includes an in-depth resources guide for activists, old and new, who are looking for next steps to keep the momentum going. This includes information on existing grassroots organizations all over the United States.
Michael Jacobs, president and c.e.o. of Abrams, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring this book and these images so quickly to the market in order to commemorate and confirm the energy, hope, solidarity, and strength that millions of people displayed that day. Their energy and commitment has helped motivate and mobilize our own here at Abrams. We’re also proud to donate all of the royalties from the sale of the book to nonprofits associated with the March in support of ongoing work and resistance.”
Many figures from the UK book trade also took part in the march.
Abrams holds world English rights to Why I March which will publish on 21st February.