Also, there is some cynicism surfacing. Some people sense they can earn lots of money taking part in the peace process. So they earn it, but inside they have never changed. It adds spice to injury.
Northern Ireland is a fascinating place. Contradictions can be seen everywhere, people who are loving and tender and ready to move forward are hampered by those who hate or at least cynically exploit the situation. I dealt with community workers, with the representatives of still active paramilitary organizations, I watched them work, I listened to them when they complained about their life, I saw them cry and getting angry, reasoning to kids wanting to attack the other side on the interfaces (these are where Protestant and Catholic communities meet), I attended the riots, talked to the Police and people who were in prison, who were suicidal, assist other people with emotional problems, I met local youth.
There are so many things that need still to be done in Northern Ireland. Yes, money helps, but even money cannot change people`s hearts. That is a struggle for generations to come.
The series of photographs constitutes an insight in life of Northern Ireland after 16th years of peace process.
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