The PhotoAccess mission is about providing a space for making, sharing and investigating photographic culture in the interests of artistic expression, cultural participation and positive social change. That is why we were so proud to be launching the #everydayclimatecrisis Visual Petition.
Brainchild of Canberra photographer Hilary Wardhaugh, the #everydayclimatecrisis petition brings together 1000 crowd-sourced images from women and non-binary photographers all over Australia visualising the effects of climate change happening right now. This catalogue of images is addressed to the Australian Government and their inadequate action on climate policy. If a picture is worth 1000 words, then 1000 pictures are shouting bloody murder from the rooftops.
The petition was formally launched at PhotoAccess by the Hon. Linda Burney MP on Thursday 10th February 2022. The opening was followed by a panel discussing the a thoughtful and inspiring panel discussion on the the possibilities for change that exist at the intersection of climate, science, feminism and photography. Finally, the launch was concluded with an exclusive screening of 150 carefully curated images from the petition, accompanied by a piece from A Chorus of Women.
The launch coincides with and supports the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions ‘Climate Update’, scheduled for February 2022. Enjoy the recording of the entire event below.