dslr camera, lightroom, photoshop; 8×8”
“People are often hateful to people or things that they don’t understand or don’t agree with, which is a very harmful way to look at the world. All people should be treated the same and given equal rights no matter their gender, sexuality or race. My art piece is to advocate for the rights of people in the LGBTQIA+ community, and how they should be unapologetically prideful of who they are.”
ARTIST BIO: Caleb Irwin is a Grade 10 student at Princeton High School.
PROJECT: Photography students were challenged by art teacher Lindsey Holliday to create imagery based on their own personal passion or connection to themes of Peace and Social Justice in regards to Equality and Equity. Students viewed and discussed the Equality/ Equity Illustration, Bisa Butler’s The Safety Patrol quilt, Shepard Fairey’s American Rage poster, and Frank Willis Thomas’ Branded photograph. They also viewed the series published by Amplifier Art, 12 Conversations Seek Common Ground. Students were encouraged to develop their ideas in a plan and create their artwork using media and techniques of their choice.