A new art installation was unveiled last night at Amnesty International's Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch. The piece is a collaborative effort between artist Peter Kennard and photographer Jenny Mathews called Declaration which was created for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
As you enter the Human Rights Action Centre, you are drawn to the floor to ceiling banners printed with articles from the UDHR and tearing through the words are photos of faces of people from all over the world who are struggling for their human rights. The artist intention was to "create something that was physically involving" as viewers are encouraged to walk through the art installation. The faces peering through the words are powerful and their eyes speak of their struggle.
Declaration is on display at Amnesty International's Human Rights Action Centre until 22 December. Admission is free.