Cameron Boyce, an actor and activist best known for his projects on Disney Channel, started working on a project to bring awareness to gun violence before his untimely death at age 20. The newly formed Cameron Boyce Foundation is teaming up with Refinery29 to continue this final project, titled Wielding Peace.
"I’ve named the concept Wielding Peace. It will be a collection of images that feature people from all walks of life (celebrities, victims of gun violence, common supporters) wielding 'guns.' The catch is, the ‘guns’ that we’re using as props will be items that signify unity and peace," Cameron said of the project. "Household items such as musical instruments, cameras, food, sporting equipment, beauty products, articles of clothing…anything that might inspire someone creatively as well as make a strong statement with the sentiment that we need to choose a different weapon."
Wielding Peace began with photographs of Boyce and his two best friends and roommates, L.A.'s Finest actress Sophie Reynolds and Jessie co-star Karan Brar, holding their objects in a series of gorgeous, powerful photos. The photos were shot by Boyce's cousin, Taryn Dudley, who helped come up with the creative for the photo series. Brar and Reynolds will now be ambassadors for Wielding Peace.
The Cameron Boyce Foundation will continue to provide resources and advocate for various causes and organizations that were important to the actor: Spreading kindness, ending gun violence, and providing clean water to those in need. It will also support Epilepsy Awareness; Boyce, who was epileptic, died of a seizure.
Ahead, see the meaningful photos Boyce wanted to share with the world.