Tuesday 17 July 2018

Commuters in the frame for new campaign

Launching the anti-racism campaign were, from left, Teresa Buczkowska, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Sangita Murphy, Irish Rail, and Michelle McCann, Transport for Ireland. Photo Fennell Photography
Launching the anti-racism campaign were, from left, Teresa Buczkowska, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Sangita Murphy, Irish Rail, and Michelle McCann, Transport for Ireland. Photo Fennell Photography
Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

Commuters have been urged to take a stand against racism on public transport by lending their faces to a new campaign.

In their annual anti-racism advertising campaign, Transport for Ireland and the Immigrant Council of Ireland are asking people to provide a self-portrait which will be added to one overall montage. Some 2,000 images are needed to create the overall image of a migrant woman which will be created by renowned collage artist Charis Tsevis.

In the capital, picture booths will be in place at the Busáras, Heuston Station and Dublin Bus Offices on O'Connell Street over the coming days, while booths will also be in place at Cork's Kent Station tomorrow.

Passengers can drop into the booth, have their picture taken and it will then be used in a collage.

Irish Independent

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