Recreate Your Values.

The John Byrne Award is a library of creative work from 16-25 year olds across Scotland. Find out how to enter

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Ross Lyttle

I wanted to produce a piece of work that really emphasised the social injustice and ignorance of the more fortunate. Inspired by my experience of witnessing a tourist attempting to photograph the Merchant City whilst cropping members of the homeless community from his shot, I have tried to demonstrate the raw isolation and detachment faced by the less fortunate every day. It's still a gross characteristic of society today that those who need help and compassion most of all are treated with silence. By exploring the history of this landmark and contrasting it with the present day, I have tried to demonstrate a real lack of progression in human values, and express just how cruel society can be through our failure to recognise those around us. I believe that to really live up to the slogan ‘People Make Glasgow’, ALL people must be respected, acknowledged and looked out for, and this is applicable to Scotland as a whole. This problem is not unfixable; it’s simply a matter of basic human kindness and decency, and we can absolutely do more to treat each other with a little bit more consideration. Nobody should be made to feel like a ghost. 

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Faceless Crowd

Faceless Crowd

Rich Boys Get Big Toys

Rich Boys Get Big Toys