I am the face of…

December 2015 (Ben Hamburger)

“I am the face of _____” is inspired by social justice leaders who represent powerful movements throughout history. Martin Luther King, Jr. is seen as the face of the Civil Rights movement. Aung San Suu Kyi is considered to be the face of democracy in Burma.

In this body of work, Refugee Youth Project participants from Moravia Park Elementary School found ways to visually represent their unique personalities and cultures through patterns and symbols. In considering their identities, youth were encouraged to understand and believe that they are a powerful force in this world.  Any one of us can be a leader and ignite change, but it starts by claiming it from within. By completing the statement “I am the face of _____”, youth are proudly declaring what matters to them.