Photo collective puts culture in focus
Women from the South West and the Kimberley have joined forces to create a 2019 calendar to raise money for entrepreneurs in Kalumburu.
Yallingup photographer Freedom Garvey-Warr and Margaret River’s Clare Wood have collaborated with women in remote Aboriginal communities through the Enterprise Learning Project and created the Kalumburu Photography Collective. Wood said she had worked in the East Kimberley region for many years and was approached by the Tramulla Strong Women’s Group in Kalumburu to support its aspirations of a micro-enterprise.
“A process of mapping the communities’ hopes and dreams uncovered that a group of women wanted to learn photography and share the unique culture of Kalumburu whilst also learning skills in small business,” she said.
“This evolved into a wonderful collaboration between Kalumburu community, ELP manager Susannah Wallman, Freedom and myself.
“The Kalumburu Photography Collective was established after the delivery of three intensive skills workshops held in the community in 2017, which were facilitated by myself and Freedom in Kalumburu.”
Some of the women from Kalumburu were in Yallingup in Marchto refine their photography skills, and many of those photographs feature in the fundraising calendar.
Profits from the sale of the calendar will be revinvested to support the microenterprise.
To buy the calendar, visit chuffed.org/project/kalumburuphotography-collective.
Maria Maraltadj and Maria Fredericks during their visit down south last year as part of the Exposure Project.
Kalumburu Photography Collective members Maria Fredericks and Maria Maraltadj photograph models Molly Rex, Jordan Unghango, Trinita Bundamurra and Zerika Clement.
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