Northern Peacebuilders — Kelly MORRIS

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín at the launch of the Aisling Men’s Photographic Exhibition in the Falls Library. The Minister is joined by (l-r) photographer Sam Turtle, Jim O’Neill of Community Dialogue, project facilitator Kelly Morris, Bernard Cullen of Libraries NI, photographers Conor Shannon and Darran Haveron and Irene Knox from Libraries NI. The exhibition, a series of photographs taken by men affected by the trauma of loss from various communities in North and West Belfast, will be at libraries across the city in the coming weeks. PHOTO M T HURSON/HARRISONS

Northern Peacebuilders — Kelly MORRIS
by Raquel GOMEZ
13 June 2018

Shared Future News volunteer Raquel GOMEZ interviewed Kelly MORRIS, a freelance photographer who has worked with numerous communities in Northern Ireland over the past 20 years. For her, photography can bring love, compassion, inspiration, and healing to people, with participants telling their own stories through art.

For Morris, exclusion, mental health issues, and the division through the ‘peace walls’ are some of the challenges that remain from the Good Friday Agreement. She would like to see people giving time to the community, helping others to look at the things that unite us rather than separate us.

“There is so beauty here. There is so much to celebrate here. It’s never too late to make peace.”

This episode is part of our series on Northern Peacebuilders — interviews with individuals whose work and efforts contribute to better community relations in Northern Ireland.

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Photo source: Belfast Media Group

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