Panel - Social change and photography
Left and Middle image credit: Jackson, Nichole Sobecki
In this session you will hear all about how photography is being used here and around the world for good, to shine a light on disadvantage and marginalisation and to encourage social change. We will discuss exhibitions in this year’s Festival including St Vincent’s Hospital's Ice St Project, featuring the work of people experiencing homelessness in inner-city Sydney, and the Everday Project’s Women on the move, highlighting the issues women face in migration.
Panel of experts including...
About the artists
The artists involved in The Ice St Project are all experiencing homelessness within the inner city of Sydney. Whilst at Tierney House and engaging in this project, many participants received treatment for a range of complex health needs. Adult men and women of all ages residing in the accommodation were invited to participate in The Ice St Project. For some, this project was the first time they used a camera and took photographs. Their names are withheld for privacy and safety reasons. For this talk, we will be joined by Alice McAuliffe, art curator, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney.
Saiyna Bashir is Pakistani photojournalist with a focus on documenting migration, gender, healthcare, and climate change in her images. She has photographed women who survived acid attacks stemming from domestic violence, as well as the achievements of the transgender community in Pakistan. She has also contributed to leading media outlets including Reuters, The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, The Washington Post and Telegraph among others. Her recent work was titled as “Covid-19 in Pakistan beyond the headlines.” which was supported by the National Geographic Society. Ms. Bashir has also worked for various UN agencies and international organizations such World Health Organization, Unicef, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Food Program. Her website is: http://www.saiynabashirphoto.com
Glenn Lockitch holds a Masters in Visual Arts (Photojournalism) and is an independent human rights and environmental photojournalist. He has photographed in Australia and overseas for 27 years. His photos have been widely exhibited and published in Australian and global media. Since 2010, he has also taught photojournalism and photography at the Australian Centre for Photography, the National Art School and Sydney Photographic Workshops.
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