Mainstream media daily serves us graphic imagery depicting war, poverty and despair. In our frustration and fear many of us turn away from these terrible images, rarely taking the time to engage with the people in them or the stories behind them.

We hope that in contemplating the articles of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights shown in this display, you will take the opportunity to engage in a personal dialogue with the lives and activities shared in the associated images.

While certain images used in our entry reflect the depredations suffered by many in the world, others offer up hope by showing that our brothers and sisters in the human family can, with help from caring human agency, overcome what seem to be insurmountable obstacles.

Daniel Chan and Phil Walker

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