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Morning tea and talk with photographer Barbara McGrady

Cliff Noble Community Centre
Cliff Noble Community Centre
Corner Renwick and Suttor Streets, Alexandria NSW 2015

Tuesday 31 May from 10:30am to 12pm

Join us for morning tea and a special presentation from leading First Nations photojournalist Barbara McGrady about her work to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.

Pictures are worth a thousand words.

"I strive to tell a story and evoke an emotion."

Barbara, a Gamilaroi Murri Yinah woman from north-western NSW and southern Queensland, is a meticulous Sydney-based photojournalist and media accredited sports photographer. She shoots NRL, AFL and title fight boxing. Barbara resides and works on the land of the Gadigal people to which she pays her respects. Her images capture the passion and achievements of contemporary Aboriginal history.

Telling the story through her unique sociological eye, Barbara describes herself as an observer and a protagonist. A documentarian of historical events that are important to Aboriginal people and culture and Australian people in general.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of Barbara’s photographs and hear the stories behind them.

Registrations are essential for this free event. Everyone is welcome.

If you can't make this time, you can also attend the talk at Ron Williams Community Centre.

More about Barbara’s work

Barbara's works include commissions for the Barangaroo Authority, The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, City of Sydney’s NAIDOC celebrations, Inner West Council, KARI, ANTaR, Closing the Gap, NITV/SBS, National Indigenous Times, Koori Mail, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph.

Barbara's work has been shown in the Sydney Biennale at The Art Gallery and Campbelltown Arts Centre. Her photographic work is in the Australian Museum, The State Library of NSW and her retrospective was on display in the Australian Centre of Photography, Darlinghurst in 2017.

Barbara is the recipient of the National Indigenous Human Rights Award for social documentary photography 2014 and the International Solid Screen for Indigenous women was awarded to Barbara for photo media documentation in 2015.

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