WELCOME TO PICTURE JUSTICE AUSTRALIA!

THAT’S A WRAP FOR 2019!

From the 8-12 July, we explored what ‘community, citizenry and democracy’ meant to the ten participants of the first-ever Picture Justice Australia program. Design Thinking was woven throughout the five workshop days, which included an introduction to civics with the Whitlam Institute, ethical interviewing techniques, photography for storytelling, narrative development and story editing for exhibitions.

A second theme that evolved from the workshops was the idea of being a ‘changemaker’. This became central to the work that the participants produced, which was shown at Port Macquarie’s ArtWalk on 18 July, 2019. This projection is now available to view below.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the participants and workshop facilitators who made the first Picture Justice Australia such an incredible five days.

THE CHANGEMAKERS: Picture Justice Australia 2019

CALL OUT TO SCHOOLS

If you’re keen to know more about the Picture Justice program, or getting your students involved in 2020, we’d love to hear from you!

Picture Justice Australia is a program that brings together high school, TAFE and university students, creating a unique opportunity for students to collaboratively work together.

Contact Willhemina Wahlin to find out more.

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ABOUT PICTURE JUSTICE AUSTRALIA

Picture Justice Australia is a joint research project by researchers at Charles Sturt University and Swinburne University of Technology, and is funded by the Charles Sturt University’s Faculty of Arts and Education’s Compact Funding Scheme.

This year marked the first time that the Picture Justice program to Australia since it was developed in 2014 by the New York-based non-profit organisation, PROOF: Media for Social Justice (https://proof.org/picture-justice/). In the U.S., Picture Justice has been run in a number of public schools in Brooklyn, as well as the United Nations International School and Avenues World School in Manhattan. The program includes a range of multidisciplinary, creative workshops that aim to build participants’ skillset and how to apply these collaboratively to issues of human rights and social justice.

Picture Justice Australia 2019 focused on the themes of community, citizenry and the processes of democracy. Participants worked collaboratively to produce a range of written and visual content that will became a projected exhibition. In the next few months, it will also become a printed publication.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: PICTURE JUSTICE USA

Picture Justice is an education program that was created in 2014 by the New York-based non-profit organisation, PROOF: Media for Social Justice. Over the last 5 years, Picture Justice has been run in a range of schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the United Nations International School, Avenues the World School, Lyons and several public schools.

In the United States, Picture Justice equips participants with the skills to address social injustices in their own communities through a combination of photography, storytelling, and human rights education.

The program fosters critical thinking and active citizenship, promotes compassion and empathy, and equips participants with the skills needed to be social justice advocates.

The US-based program has seen a wealth of creative material created by the participants, including full scale exhibitions, newspaper-style publications and digital publications.

To learn more about PROOF and the US Picture Justice program, click here.

The magazine to your right is the work produced by the Picture Justice participants of 2018 in New York.

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