This Giant Portrait Of A Child Shows Drone Operators The Human Face Of Their Victims
An art collective laid out an enormous picture of a young Pakistani girl to catch the attention of U.S. Predator drone pilots.
This giant picture of a child was laid out two weeks ago in rural Pakistan by a group of artists who want to help "save innocent lives".
The artists titled their work "#NotABugSplat", a reference to the alleged nickname drone pilots have for their victims.
A spokesman for the group told BuzzFeed that the artwork would eventually be reused by the locals.
"We cannot disclose [the] exact village in order to protect the locals," Afridi says.
He says the portrait was put on display "about two weeks ago".
The artists say only that the picture is of a girl who lost both her parents and two siblings to U.S. drone strikes. But some people appear to have identified the child.
The creators hope their giant artwork will "create empathy and introspection amongst drone operators, and will create dialogue amongst policy makers, eventually leading to decisions that will save innocent lives."