My interest in photography lies in making people look, then think, then look again. State of the Environment is a piece of work which was inspired by a 2011 document of the same name, published by the Department of the Environment. This document gives an overview of the current environmental situation in Australia. The headlines (and detail within) make some confronting statements regarding Australia’s present environmental situation. Photographs inspired by the headings have been paired with headlines extracted from the report, and aim to engage the viewer to think about the impact of their own actions and the actions of our whole community in the environment on which we all depend to live.
Hopefully by looking a little deeper into the photograph first, and their personal situation second, the viewer will consider their own relationship with the environment.
Where: Smilecare Dental, 144 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA (as part of SALA) When: Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 6pm, 1 August - 31 August Artist's website: selinawallace.com
This exhibition is very thought provoking and was a serious contender for the Atkins SALA photographic award.