Client: The New York Times
"Suffer the Little Children: Church Cruelty in Ireland" by Sadhbh Walshe
On average, one child died every two weeks in a children's home run by the Catholic church in Ireland between 1925 and 1961.
A combined effort of church and government is underway to shift the blame from the Roman Catholic Church, Ireland’s self-appointed moral authority, to the public and moral climate of society in these years.
This drawing was honored in the 59th Communication Arts illustration competition with an Award of Excellence in 2018.
It was also selected as one of 367 drawings to be featured in American Illustration 37, in 2018.