We have enlisted the help of some fantastic individuals to select the images for the annual exhibition. Over 500 images have been submitted by the photographers during the last year, and going through them won’t be easy, but the final list of prints for the show will be available on Monday 17 March.
Introducing our Selection Panel:
Louise particularly values her family photographs having lived overseas for nearly nine years. She has watched family and friends grow and change through images and cannot imagine not being able to follow their lives this way. She is pleased to see how Portrait Equality is giving this opportunity to individuals who may have never seen a camera before – through this project they will have valued keepsakes to treasure forever. Here she is with her son on his last birthday – lunch before a visit to Santa, on the first Christmas he’s agreed to see him and not been terrified!
By curating interactive exhibitions .M Contemporary aims to serve as a platform that introduces all mediums of art and has a strong focus on supporting these projects with artist talks, industry expert panel discussions and social events. Recognizing the need for broader participation and exposure to art, .M Contemporary is also opening up itself to schools, universities and other parties as a platform for education where an appreciation for global and local contemporary art is inspired and nourished.
Kim Goodwin is a PhD candidate in creative industries leadership at UTS and a volunteer with Open Heart International who travelled to Rwanda in November 2013 with Portrait Equality’s Bluey the camera. At home Kim has worked with the National Association for the Visual Arts, Design & Art Australia Online and interned with Creative Partnerships Australia. She currently lectures in Art and Cultural Policy at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Here she is with her immediate family as she is wife to one accountant and mother to one Cavoodle.
Open Heart International (OHI) is a 28-year-old organisation that provides medical care and local training across 13 countries. Each year teams of medical and other professionals donate their time, money and skills to conduct cardiac, eye, cleft palette and other surgeries
Tasmin is the creative mind behind Portrait Equality as well as being a professional family and children’s photographer in Sydney, Australia. As a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography AIPP and a Getty Images represented photographer, her videos and photographs have been published around the world. She also manages the team of volunteers to ensure that the cameras are fully utilised by the caring individuals who take them into remote communities to give precious family portraits and that their stories are here for you to enjoy.