Festival Year :
Do mermaids exist?
Thousands of children come to the Perth Fringe World Festival’s mermaid tank to see real mermaids every year. And not just children; it seems there is a force that finds me in front of the tank year after year.
Maybe it’s the action and escape from the ordinary that attracts my street photographer’s eye. But I think underneath is the beauty of a child dreaming that mermaids really do exist.
It represents an easily lost innocence that I have tried to hold onto for as long as I can. This photo series depicts my own childlike perspective of the magic of mermaids.
This exhibition is outdoors. Please check what COVID-19 restrictions are in place before you visit.
Photographer Johannes Reinhart was born in Germany in 1974 and has lived in Perth, Western Australia, since 1999.
His photography reflects his inner world and explores a myriad of themes such as shadow and light, alienation, life, death, loneliness and subcultures.
Johannes has won the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year and was a Lensculture Street Photography finalist. His work has been widely exhibited around the world.
Bondi Beach Promenade
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Bondi Beach NSW 2026