On Thin Ice is a cross-disciplinary collaboration documenting and sharing stories of ice addiction in the ACT. Journalist and author Ginger Gorman will work with photographer Martin Ollman to document the stories and experiences of local residents living with or recovering from addiction to crystal methamphetamine.
These stories will form the basis of a multi-disciplinary exhibition and series of related public programs to be held at TAC in November.
Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. In the course of her 17-year media career she’s interviewed everyone from eminent scientists and artists to hardened criminals and vicious Internet trolls.
During her media career Ginger has worked for ABC Local Radio, ABC Emergency, Triple J, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Fairfax Community Newspapers.
These days she’s a freelancer and regularly writes stories, makes radio and TV for major media outlets such as: news.com.au, Fairfax online, The Guardian, The Big Smoke, HerCanberra and the ABC.
She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with some of the most interesting and marginalised people in our community. Ginger works hard to translate those untold stories into powerful and insightful journalism.
Martin began his career in Photojournalism, shooting national news events, features and sports for Canberra Times on traditional emulsion film, brought to life with the alchemy of the darkroom.
After a hiatius of over 15 years, spent building the front, back and middle of almost every type of web and intranet service you care to name, Martin returned to photography to find the tools had changed dramatically. His eye for the striking image, however, had not altered.
Digital has become a catalyst for Martin’s imagination, and a new workshop for his exacting style of craftsmanship – a style that has been largely abandoned in the rush for the convenient, the shareable, the disposable.
Martin is perhaps best-known for his depictions of his adopted home of Canberra, featured as building-sized projections at the Enlighten festival, on the pages of nearly every regular publication in Canberra and as part of the city’s re-branding initiative.
Martin’s unique take on Canberra is helping to define the image of the city and causing audiences to re-assess what they thought they knew about our capital city.
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