The images and words adorning the walls of East Timor reflect the country’s tumultuous history, precarious present and hopeful future. They endow the social landscape with a rawness and honesty absent from their media, and echo the struggle towards new nationhood.Peace of Wall is widely contradictory, emotionally charged, instantly engaging and consistently dramatic. It’s life in East Timor.
Chris Parkinson spent four years living and working in East Timor. Throughout this time, he documented the changing political and social climate in East Timor through its street art. He amassed over 3000 photographs and hundreds of hours of interviews.
Peace of Wall showcases a selection of these inspirational stories and artwork.