Central Square is a hub for the arts. We were able to speak to an array of people and photographers.
Work done by Steffen Pollock.
This image shows a protestor holding an umbrella over a Hong Kong Officer. This image was inspired by a photograph we saw of the protests which showed the kindness of a protester as the rains came down. I painted the female protester while my buddy H2 painted the officer.
Rachel Chang, the photographer and focus of this piece, is shown next to her "testimony". It reads "“I’m a university student born and raised in Hong Kong. Some of you may have heard about the protests going on in Hong Kong. The umbrellas were what students used to shield themselves from pepper spray that police used. The political protest is Hong Kong’s way of expressing what they want: genuine universal sufferage [sic] (that they were promised back in 1997). This mural is for all the supporters. I’m not one to care much about politics. I’m doing this because I’m afraid. I’m terrified of returning to a place that I have called home for 19 years and feeling no longer comfortable to call it that. This thought alone TERRIFIES ME.”
This image shows a portrait of Rachel Chang (photographer) along with 6 other protesters. One of the protesters here was able to reach out to us when he saw the image via Facebook.