Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy
Opening Thursday May 26, 6–8pm
Artists/Photographers: Peter Crowfoot / Jarek Gasiorek / John Janson-Moore / Glenn Lockitch / Barbara McGrady / Lorna Munro
The Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy exhibition showcases six Australian photographers who (over fifteen months) documented the successful protest for low-income housing by the indigenous community in the heart of Sydney city.
The protest was in opposition to a proposed multi-million dollar commercial development by the Aboriginal Housing Company (AHC) on the historic site of the first land ever granted to Aboriginal people by the Australian Government.
Although many photographers visited the Tent Embassy and contributed to documenting it, the six photographers featured in this exhibition spent immeasurable time portraying the personal commitment required for this kind of protest. Although overlapping in their record of key moments, each photographer has their own personal angle and style and together they provide an invaluable collection that is testament to the passion of a grassroots activist photographer who is unified with the protestors in their fight for justice.
Image title: Aunty Jenny Munro celebrating a successful outcome.
Photographer: John Janson-Moore