Monday, August 1, 2011

home is where my heart is

Here is a short promo film for a project I am working on the moment. I am really passionate about the arts ability to be a catalyst for social change. Which is what the Home Is Where My Heart Is project is all about. Now in its fourth year, the exhibition is the culmination of a project that partners young emerging photographers with young homeless people, who are asked to take a photo that captures their interpretation of home. It is the simple act of sharing knowledge and skills that makes this exhibition so powerful - for the young people involved, the photographers, and the audience. 

Next week is exhibition curation week, which I am exceptionally proud to be working on, with a dedicated and awesome team. On opening night, and throughout the exhibition, prints of the photographs will be sold to raise funds for the youth services that work with street present young people. I can't wait to see the faces of the young people, and to witness the reactions of the audience - it gives me that feeling of being part of something bigger than myself, and being a small part of making a positive change in someone's life. 


  1. wow that sounds incrediable! i work at a homeless shelter in canada and something like this would be so cool. Maybe you'll need to take your project overseas?

  2. it is such a rewarding and interesting project to be part of. i would love to take the project to canada!! not sure that will happen any time soon . . . ! in the mean time, we are happy to see similar projects be developed anywhere that will make a difference! as it is a fundraising project, it is run on basically no budget. go for it! :)