VENUE: 107 Redfern
To celebrate the 2023 NAIDOC Week theme of “For the Elders”, Bridge Housing is holding a photographic exhibition at 107 Projects that features Elders living within the Bridge Housing community.
‘FINDING HOME’ celebrates our Elders and shares their insights through words and images.
The exhibition features portraits taken by renowned human rights photographer Belinda Mason, OAM, Director of Mutti, as well as enchanting images taken by each Elder of something they treasure most in their home and their life.
Sydney-based human rights social documentarian, Belinda Mason Knierim OAM is the Founder and Director of the Museum of Understanding Through Tolerance and Inclusion (MUTTI). Her career commenced at News Ltd in the 1980s and shifted in 2000, when she began to conceptualise, produce, and present high calibre socioculturally engaging multimedia projects for national and international audiences that focus on the human rights to create a focal point for conversations which support social change. On any given day during the past 20 years, one or more of her multimedia exhibitions are on display somewhere in the world, from audiences visiting local community centres to dignitaries attending the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Belinda has been invited to speak at conferences and events such as the 2013 United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva, 2013 and 2016 United Nations Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disability in Geneva, the 2014 UN World Conference on Indigenous Persons in New York as well as the 2016, 2018, 2020 UN Commission of the Status of Women in New York bringing the uncomfortable truths about the social and political history of Australia’s marginalised communities. Her approach provides a platform for them to express their thoughts and feelings without judgment and in an unquestioning way.
Belinda is the winner of 2019 Olive Cotton Award the 2008 Moran Prize, 2008 Australian Human Rights Commission Award for Photography, 2008 Iris Award, 2008 Kodak Salon, 2003, 2004, and 2012 BHP Images of the Outback Award in 2003, 2004 and a finalist in the 2016 United Nations Association of Australia Peace Media Awards, 2009 & 2020 Blake Prize, 2002, 2006, 2012 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, 2010 Spider Awards for Photojournalism. 2016, MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, 2015 DUO, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2008 Head On Prize. Belinda’s works are held in Museums and gallery across the world including the Australian Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, Museum of Sex New York, Diorama Galley London, CBM International, Murray Arts Museum Albury NSW, Randwick Hospital and Western Sydney University.