Join us in helping older Canberrans share their stories through photography.
Photographic collections are a wonderful resource through which we can reflect on our lives, pass on experiences and connect with family, friends and the wider community.
Yet, many older people struggle with knowing what to do with their boxes of 35mm slides, dusty black and white prints and, perhaps especially, their phones chock full of digital snaps. Our elders are missing out on using their collections to share memories, wisdom and wit, and we’re all missing out on knowing their stories.
Who’s In The Picture? responds to this challenge, enabling thirty people, aged 60+, to learn how to use their treasured photo archives to contribute their experiences and insights to our collective memory. Participants will spend eight weeks with PhotoAccess, discovering how to creatively review their photo collections, scan images and process digital files. Each participant will curate a selection of images and use them to tell one of their stories through a printed photobook ready to be shared with family, friends and the wider community. After a year in which we’ve all, and older people in particular, experienced social isolation, this opportunity has perhaps never been more important.
Will you join us in bringing Who’s in the Picture? to life? We’re looking for 50 inspiring people to make a tax-deductible donation of $200. Of course, less or more is also very welcome, and we’ve got some great perks to say thank you for your generosity (click through to the donation page!). The great news is also that Creative Partnerships Australia will match your contribution to double its impact (once we’ve reached our target).
As a Who’s in the Picture? supporter, you’ll have the opportunity to join the participants at the end of the program at a PhotoAccess exchange evening launching their photo-books and celebrating their photography journeys.
You’ll also be invited to join PhotoAccess’ Supporters Circle, a friendly group which gets together at appreciation events throughout the year. And, we’d love to acknowledge your generosity on our in-gallery honour roll (if you donate $200 or more) and/or on our website (all donors).