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Friday, April 04, 2014

Refugees - The New Australians

Iraqi refugee Saeid spent years in detention, now working at his Caffe Florence, with son Rafael, and wife Helen

Elizabeth came to Australia as refugee from Congo with 5 children, now working as carer in Bellingen, NSW

Sudanese refugees Kuei with husband Yai and children, runs a hairdressing business in Coffs Harbour, NSW

Fearing for their lives in Iraq,Eman Al-Abbassi and son Ahmad followed after husband Ghazi made the risky boat trip.

Nasim works as phone interpreter, after arriving in 1999 from Afghanistan, fearing targeted reprisals as a Hazara.

Waiting for any news from the Merit Tribunal following visa refusal is a long and difficult time with no guarantees.

Twin brothers Ghassan and Mrwan fled Iraq after continued beatings, waiting news on visas. 2014 National Galley Portrait Prize finalist

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vantage World Travel ANZ Tour

A travel company assignment photographing people having fun in all kinds of environments is a matter of combining diplomacy, past experience and knowledge, with a constant awareness of changing situations, and a genuine enjoyment of each person on the trip. With hindsight of prior jobs, there is always something new to learn about each person that makes for unique experiences that, for me, affirm the value and importance of the images that remain evidence of shared times.. and some extremely funny moments!