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Can you capture peace in Ireland on camera?

A new campaign is encouraging Irish people to snap what they think shows peace in Ireland.

workinclassrecords(1) Source: Matthew Lloyd

WHAT DOES PEACE look like in your local community?

That’s what a new photography competition, Make Moments, is asking people to envision. By taking part, Irish amateur snappers could see their work appear in a collection of peace photography at an exhibition in London later this summer.

They will be displayed alongside British photographer and winner of three prestigious Young Photographer of the Year Awards, Matthew Lloyd’s collection of peace photography.

Make Moments encourages people to take their own images of peace in their local area using Instagram and the hashtag #LynxPeace to be in with a chance of having their images held up as part of the Irish vision of peace.

The campaign also aims to raise awareness for the Peace One Day project.

To launch the competition, Lloyd scoured Ireland and the UK to capture local heroes who are bringing peace to their communities. “These images will serve as inspiration for the Lynx Make Love Not War Campaign, encouraging guys to focus their passion, in this case photography,” said the organisers.

Local heroes captured by Matthew include Dean Scurry, founder of independent hip hop label Workin’ Class Records, a studio on a Ballymun estate, helping young people to discover a creative outlet through music.

Lynx Peace - Make Moments Source: Matthew Lloyd

Scurry commented:

Music is a great way to support and build confidence in young people. Workin’ Class Records supports Hiphop artists to develop a sense of professional focus and determination. Through music they can gain a strong foundation to make a career for themselves.

Mark Ervine, a muralist from Belfast, was chosen for his use of murals on buildings as a way of using art to educate young people against sectarianism.

belfastmuralist(8) Source: Matthew Lloyd

The Make Moments competition is part of the Lynx Peace campaign to show support for the Peace One Day Project.

Matthew Lloyd said of the campaign: “not only are we raising awareness for Peace One Day but we are also championing heroes who are doing good for their community via this collection of images”.

To enter the Make Moments competition, you’re invited take a picture of what peace means to you using Instagram and submit using the #LynxPeace.

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