dslr, lightroom, photoshop; 8×10”
“Many people across the world face a problem of staying hidden and hiding what they’re going through. This photo shows a picture of someone laughing and a picture on top to represent what they actually feel. The person laughing is more bold to show what is seen of the person. The other photo is faded to represent one’s soul that is more hidden and not seen as much. Many hide what they truly feel, and this only hurts them more. We should be able to show what we feel without worrying about being judged by society.”
ARTIST BIO: Peyton Harmon 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.