A portrait of Kirrilee Edwards before her death. Kirrilee suffered a catastrophic brain injury at 12 which required 24 hour care for several years. The image shows her being touched by her incredible parents and 6 brothers and sisters who have all taken part in caring for her.
My son Henry. Henry has Prader-Willi Syndrome which results in an insatiable appetite and obesity, learning difficulties and health issues. In Henry's case this is mixed with his own flamboyant style and engaging, magnetic personality.
From a series about the death of our daughter Boheme who died at 6 months in pregnancy. My daughter Nova is coming to terms with the loss of her new baby sister and here she is hiding her face with a mask from the local op-shop.
Arielle is almost 2 years old. She lives in a small house with mum Sami, 19, dad Blake, 18, grandma Jenni, 33, aunties Stevie and Sophie, 17 and 12, uncle Jessie, 10 and new baby cousin Alkirra, 1 month. There is a lot going on in this house but no matter what, the family sticks together.
From the series 'Impoverishment' about homeless people within Logan, Brisbane. This family have suffered financial difficulties and extreme circumstances which have forced them to move their home to their car.
Crowned Madonna' is a representation to what ‘woman’ stands for- nurturing, strength and beauty. However, some slip into male roles to gain respect. Gender roles are hard to escape when trying to fulfil the most important jobs (which are unpaid): being a loving mother, matriarch and partner while also battling the workforce and retaining a perfectly shaped female form.
There is haunting purity in Gurrumul’s voice and nothing on Earth like it. There was an ease, and calm, vulnerability, truth and fortitude that I learned from taking Gurrumul’s picture. It’s something I have never experienced before and which I am very grateful for.
We are all connected to ties of ancestral blood, which contribute to the essence of being and to our individual identities. But what happens when we are faced with differing cultures? Aboriginal in blood, but European in appearance - the legacy of the Stolen Generation has not escaped this growing 'white indigenous' community, leaving many caught between two worlds.
On Saturdays the local scout hall in Jericho is full of people learning Kenpo Karate. The classes are very popular because it is so dangerous to walk around Nairobi, especially at night. After the main class, a group of guys always head back to Tony's gym to pump some more ....concrete.
Bois de Boulogne is a public park located just on the outskirts of Paris and alongside the affluent and prestigious 16th arrondissement. During the day, the park is a hive of activity; bike riders, bush walkers, joggers and bird watchers. During the night, the park comes alive with a different kind of ‘wildlife’ the Parisians call ‘les creatures’
“We fled Syria across the border into Jordan and could only carry this suitcase with a few clothes and food for the baby. It was cold and dangerous, I cannot explain how awful it’s been for the children” Zeena, 26 and her family struggle to survive in Amman after fleeing Homs following the destruction of their house and bakery.
Lisa Joe was physically abused by her alcoholic husband. She now lives at a refuge in PNG supported by Oxfam for women. In 2013 the UN observed that violence against women ‘is a pervasive phenomenon in the home, the community and institutional settings’ and that the government has failed to hold perpetrators to account.
Robyn stands inside a rock art shelter on the remote Kimberley Coast in WA. Here her ancestors created paintings of their Wandjina culture that goes back thousands of years. Now they watch over her as she goes about her modern life as a tour guide.
The Morin Khuur (the Horsehead Fiddle) is the national instrument of Mongolia. Its creation is poetically described in the legends of Mongolia. While meeting Mr. Batbayar, head of the Morin Khuur department at the Music and Dance College in Ulaanbaatar I found this student diligently playing.