The Life of Riley | Head On Photo Festival

The Life of Riley

Photographer's Name: 
Brett Canet-Gibson

Throughout the last year leading up to his teenage years, Riley had been mercilessly bullied at school. He had been knocked out inside the classroom. Kicked, punched and verbally abused in the schoolyard and followed and harassed on his way home. After endless meetings with school principal to no avail, Riley's parents decided to sell the family home and move away from the area. Taken in his backyard, this image was made on the evening prior to their departure for New Zealand.

Festival Year: 
2015