This portraits project is driven by aesthetics and information. These requires clarity of style and up to date research.
The objective of the project is to reach and appeal to as wide an audience as possibe to inform and inspire; to improve awareness of governments' denial of human rights; to bear witness through research and visual story telling and to be a platform of solidarity for a brave yet disparate group of human rights champions.
Painting the heads of the champions in black impasto oil paint has aesthetic impact and makes their absence the more conspicuous.
Public awareness of the champions' plight and their country's governance will be raised through exhibitions, print, broadcast, social media and learning programmes.
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