When:Monday 15 April, 2019
Exhibition opened on Monday 15 April at Tuggeranong Arts Centre and continues until Saturday 27 April 2019. Free, all welcome.
Humans of Tuggeranong is a photography project curated by four Tuggeranong youth as part of the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse program and is in celebration of 2019 ACT Youth Week.
Based on the original Humans of New York project, Humans of Tuggeranong commissioned a young aspiring photographer to co-facilitate a two-day photography workshop. This two-day workshop engaged four young people currently studying a double major in photography to learn about portrait photography and travel into the Tuggeranong community to take portraits of and interview members of the community. These young people then chose the photos to be featured in an exhibition, edited the photos, and chose a quote from the interview to accompany the portrait.
Humans of Tuggeranong supported the young photographers to grow their personal and professional development through increasing their confidence and skills in photography, communication, and event organisation. The exhibition of Humans of Tuggeranong captures insight into the unique people of the Tuggeranong community, people whose stories may otherwise be left untold. Through just a photograph and a few short sentences, Humans of Tuggeranong allows the Tuggeranong community to share and connect, whilst also celebrating the talent and achievements of the young photographers who made it possible.
YWCA Canberra Clubhouse is a free, out of school learning space that provides over 300 young people, aged 10 – 18 in the Tuggeranong region with access to the latest technology, as well as mentoring and support to grow their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and music (STEAMM). The program exists to deliver better socio-economic outcomes for the Tuggeranong community and better STEAMM employment outcomes for women and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds. With the essential support from cross-sector partners, volunteers, Tuggeranong community, and dedicated staff, members have access to cutting-edge technology, industry mentors and a supportive environment that fosters their creativity and independent learning almost every week of the year.
Program Coordinator and Facilitator: Annie-Lea Rowley
Co-facilitator: Alistair Ott
Lake Tuggeranong College Teacher: Tiffany Roweth
Photographers: Jack Doyle, Josie Bevan, and Rose Monkivitch