Humans of Tuggeranong Exhibition Opening

On Monday night the Humans of Tuggeranong exhibition opened at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. This exhibition featured photographs taken by three Lake Tuggeranong College students who are completing a double major in photography. Based on the Humans of New York project, this was an opportunity for the students to work with photography professionals and with their community by capturing personal stories .

Rose Monkivitch, Jack Doyle and Josie Bevan were involved in a partnership with the YWCA Canberra clubhouse program for ACT Youth Week 2019. They participated in a two-day workshop with a photographer (and former LTC student) around interviewing subjects tactfully and to get deep answers, as well as around portrait photography and digital processing skills. Jack, Rose and Josie then interviewed and photographed members of the community, prepared their photographs and chose a quote from the interview to feature beneath their photo. 

At the opening, Rose gave a speech about what the impact of this process was for her and what she learned.

The opening night was a wonderful celebration of these students’ achievements. The foyer was packed with friends, family and community members who commented on the quality of the photographers in bringing forth their subjects and the emotional depth of the quotes from the interviews.  

A special thank you to everyone involved from the YWAC, the Arts Centre and to Tiffany for putting this all together.

The results of this collaborative process are displayed in the foyer of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre until the 29thof April, so there is still plenty of time to drop in and see this exhibition if you didn’t make it to the opening night. 

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