Age 17 • Cork

“This Is Me. This Is Now.”

The recent reported deaths of 2 young black men in Dublin in very different circumstances brought home to me how this global phenomenon ‘Black Lives Matter’ is extremely relevant to our young Irish community today. I chose to capture this black man in a moment of pride and beauty. He reveals his skin to show us that he is comfortable in it. I used a mixture of colorful paints and pencils to convey his vibrant sense of style. His open stance and subtle smirk says “This Is Me. This Is Now.”

'“This Is Me. This Is Now.”' by Ciara (17) from Cork

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