Join us in helping a young person see their world in a new way.
For 35 years, PhotoAccess has been nurturing the image-maker in all of us, including those in our community experiencing disadvantage.
Our new program, Re-Focus, continues this wonderful tradition. It will enable twenty young people who are struggling with significant life challenges to take a journey of self-discovery through photography. These young men and women may be living away from their families, dis-engaged from school or working through mental health issues. They have little opportunity to experience how participating in the arts can transform how they understand themselves and their lives.
Will you join us in bringing Re-Focus to life? We’re looking for 35 inspiring people – one for each year that PhotoAccess has flourished – to make a tax-deductible donation of $200. Of course, less or more is also very welcome. Once we’ve raised $7,000, Creative Partnerships Australia will double our money.
Re-Focus participants, aged 13 to 18, will spend eight weeks with PhotoAccess, working in two groups to explore black and white photography, film developing and darkroom printing. Through taking on the challenge of an unfamiliar medium, they’ll build creative skills, social connections and emotional wellbeing. Some might even imagine a future in the arts.
As a Re-Focus supporter, at the end of each workshop you’ll have an opportunity to meet and talk with the program graduates about their photography journey at a celebratory exhibition and reception at PhotoAccess.
You’ll also become part of our PhotoAccess Supporters Circle which gets together at appreciation events throughout the year, and we’ll acknowledge your generosity on our website (unless you’d like to remain anonymous).
Will you help a young person see their world in a new way?