NO FILTER NEEDED: Interweaving Deep Listening with visual methods in practice with young justice- involved Aboriginal women
Curated by young women whose photo montages reflect the paradoxical locations in which they find themselves
Rak, L., Cocuzzoli, F., & Randall, E. (2022)
The visual voices of young Aboriginal women participating in the Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) program captured in six-by-four-inch images. Indistinct textures and forms. Feet and shadows. Cheeky ‘selfies’ snapped in front of the police station and Youth Justice office.
Discarded shopping carts. A filthy mattress lying abandoned on the dirt ground. Graffiti tags on brick walls. Photographs that speak to the harsh realities of lives less privileged. These images reveal only a part of a more complex whole. Considered in isolation, they fail to encapsulate the wider realities of the young women’s lives. Other images taken by the same photographers offer glimpses of laughter and more light-hearted moments.
Blurred lines capture the playfulness of photos taken while spinning and swinging in a playground. Mementos of a visit to a regional art gallery. Poses beside culturally inspired installations and creative depictions of an interactive art space.
Curated by the young women, cut and pasted into journals, and embellished with stickers and gel pens and personal notes, their photo montages reflect the paradoxical locations in which they find themselves daily.