In 2016 Queensland will expand International Women’s Day celebrations into a week-long, state-wide series of events and activities called Queensland Women’s Week. The week will recognise and celebrate the achievements of all Queensland women, with activities taking place throughout the state’s urban, rural, regional and remote communities. These activities offer opportunities for women of all ages and linguistic and cultural backgrounds to join together in celebration.
International Women’s Day, held globally on 8 March each year, will be a highlight of Queensland Women’s Week. On that day, Queensland women join millions of others throughout the world to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.
As a contribution to this week of recognition and celebration I am publishing a selection of images I have taken of Queensland Women.
As a community photographer I have taken my camera to political. cultural and community events. In researching this collection I have attempted to honour the diversity and presence of Women in Queensland.
Some of these faces have been photographed because of their political or public status. Many are women who have worked for justice and equity and our paths have crossed at rallies, campaigns and meetings. Some are women who I have captured because they twll a great story.
Please feel free to add your comments, tags and memories as some of these images go back a few years.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this collection may include images of deceased people.They have been included with deep respect.