Last year we were thrilled to sponsor the Pool Grant, an initiative to support emerging photographers. Not a prize to be sneezed at - the winner receives $10, 000 and a year of mentorship while they complete their chosen photographic project. We’re happy to be on board again in 2017 and we can’t wait to hear who the winner is. In the meantime, catch up with the work of the previous year’s recipient Alana Holmberg. Her year-long journey has culminated in this exhibition, ‘Resist Laughter’, of photographs of young Turkish feminists.
As Holmberg explains, "A tweet lured me to Turkey initially – an image of young women laughing in the street and the Turkish words #direnkahkaha, meaning#resistlaughter. It was one of thousands of tweets posted by Turkish women to protest comments by the country’s then Deputy Prime Minister who said women should not laugh in public. And it found me, 16,000 kms away."
The resulting exhibition will run until May 17, with the opening night party (RSVP only) on Thursday May 11.