Absorbing the intense murals of Northern Ireland’s troubled divide

How their visual messaging enhanced my understanding of the conflicts of today

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Girls in the Bogside district of Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland © Carrie Osgood | CLO Communications
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Corner of International Wall on the Irish Nationalist side of the Peace Line in West Belfast, Northern Ireland — © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Extremist murals in Derry-Londonderry — Left: British Loyalist mural in The Fountain neighborhood — Right: Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association mural on side street in the Bogside district — © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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People’s Gallery murals in the Bogside, Derry-Londonderry © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Left: Bogside, Derry-Londonderry — Right: Divis St, West Belfast — © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Mural on Irish Nationalist side of Peace Line in West Belfast © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Mural on British Loyalist side of Peace Line in West Belfast © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Same location, different murals on British Loyalist side of Peace Line, West Belfast — Top: Google Maps Street View screenshot dated June 2016 — Bottom: May 2018 photo © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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Hands Across the Divide monument (1992), Derry-Londonderry © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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“Peace Mural” (2004), Derry-Londonderry © Carrie Osgood | CLO
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creating connections that educate & inspire | consults via https://clo-communications.com | visual + verbal storyteller | pulitzer-nominated journalist

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