Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wendy Ewald at Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne

What a delight to be able to see the work of Wendy Ewald at the CCP as part of the Melbourne Festival.
From the exhibition synopsis:
\ For more than forty years, Wendy Ewald has been making art with children, families and teachers in countries across the world, from the US and Colombia to India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Both artist and educator, Ewald embraces the principles of experiential learning. Using pictures to teach children and teaching children to take pictures, she combines their astonishing images with her own, and adds their rich, colourful and often poignant stories of coming to terms with situations of social conflict and rapid change.
I really enjoyed the intimacy of many of the images - because they were taken by children, they were often taken from a child's perspective both literally and physically. 
These images are of children's fantasies about their aspirations

 This is showing preparation for The Day of the Dead

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