Photography is a way of creatively engaging with the environment. It is way of seeing things from a fresh perspective. It is also provides a sense of empowerment in the choice of finding, framing and focusing on a subject. At the St. Vincent de Paul Society (WA) school holiday camps, children (aged 8–14) were given the opportunity to explore their view of the world in photographic workshops, run by the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University. The children were encouraged to go on a photographic safari hunt and/or search for surreal, different ways of seeing.
Strange perspectives, beautiful landscapes and engaging views are just some of the interesting results that are showcased in the exhibition, Inspiring Visions, at City Arts Space, Northbridge. The photographs were produced in a short time, but have a lasting impact.
Inspiring Visions runs from Sunday, 15 - Thursday, 19th October 2017 at the City Arts Space, corner Lake and James St. Northbridge.
Sunday 15 October: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Monday 16 - Thursday 19 October: 10.00am - 4.00pm
The work is part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant, in conjunction with ECU and St. Vincent de Paul Society (WA)
Curator/ Photography Workshop Facilitator: Associate Professor Panizza Allmark (Associate Dean, Arts and Humanities, ECU)
Panizza Allmark has worked as a documentary photographer, in various countries around the world, such as Argentina, Egypt and Thailand. Her work explores empowerment through photography.