"John Hume" mural in the Bogside, a neighborhood outside the city walls of Derry, Northern Ireland.
Hume was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. The mural also depicts Dr Martin Luther King Jr who Hume cited during the unveiling June 20, 2008 as the man who influenced him most during his campaign for democratic rights for the oppressed Catholics of Northern Ireland. Also depicted on the mural are Mother Theresa who was educated in Dublin and was involved in the quest for peace in the north. Nelson Mandela is the remainder of the quartet. His fight for justice ran parallel to the fight in Ireland. All four won the Nobel Peace Prize.
This mural is part of a series called "The People's Gallery" by the Bogside Artists depicting all who were killed by the British Army during "The Troubles" in the Bogside.
The Bogside Artists are a trio of mural painters from Derry, Northern Ireland, consisting of Tom Kelly, his brother William Kelly, and Kevin Hasson. "The People's Gallery" series is their most famous murals.
"The Troubles" was a period of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland which spilled over at various times into England, the Republic of Ireland, and mainland Europe. The duration of the Troubles is conventionally dated from the late 1960s and considered by many to have ended with the Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement of 1998.
Derry or Londonderry is the second-biggest city in Northern Ireland. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. Photo by Deirdre Hamill/Quest Imagery