Unlike my commercial designs, I rarely use realistic photos in my advocacy designs. Instead, I use bold colours, fonts, and styles to contrast the ironies of the ideal and the real in the public issue.
As a designer, I believe the values of designed communication (images, words, media, environments) are not given by the designer but the audiences who receive and react to them. Realistic photos are too representational, which narrows the echoing channels of audiences, and through the simplified design, I want to offer audiences a channel to start the conversations and resources to refer to.
Public issues are issues for all of us. It's up to all of us to put in efforts to move together. No one is isolated, and no one should be left behind.