In Ireland, I had the privilege of capturing a poignant and powerful piece of history through the lens of black and white photography. This photograph showcases the "Free Derry Corner" sign, a symbol of the city's resistance and struggle against oppression and injustice.
Derry, a city in Northern Ireland, played a vital role in the country's political and social history, particularly during the conflict known as "The Troubles". The "Free Derry Corner" sign, which adorns the gable wall of a row of houses, was a rallying cry for those fighting for civil rights and justice.
In this photograph, the sign stands out starkly against the backdrop of the city, its black lettering and white background providing a bold and simple statement of defiance. The surrounding buildings and streets add context to the composition, emphasizing the urban setting and the historic significance of the sign.
As the viewer, we are invited to contemplate the enduring power of symbols and the legacy of those who fight for justice and freedom. The photograph serves as a testament to the human spirit and the resilience of those who stand up against oppression and tyranny.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2019