Death Of Innocence
I’ve been doing some research today in order to correctly caption and keyword some images I took while I was in Ireland. It was interesting and thought provoking. Take this photo for example. When I took the photo is was just another photo I took it because I thought it looked ‘nice’.
Having done my reasearch today I discovered the painting is by the Bogside Artists (Tom Kelly, William Kelly and Kevin Hasson). Details about this mural can be found on the artists’ website (http://www.cain.ulst.ac.uk/bogsideartists/mural5/).
It is a painting of a 14 year old girl, Annette McGivigan, who was killed by the British Army on 6 September 1971 during the troubles/conflict/war in Northern Ireland. The mural is called “Death of Innocence”.
Somehow it no longer seems right to call this a ‘nice’ photo or a ‘nice’ painting.