Balance for Better is the perfect theme for an exhibition by female photographers. It doesn’t put one gender above another. It asks for nothing more than equal opportunity.
It’s the theme for International Women’s Day this year and that of Australian alliance, Agender’s, second annual photographic exhibition running from March 9 –31 in Sydney. Balance is what the world sometimes forgets that women want, nothing more – but nothing less.
“Balance is the answer in all aspects of our lives. I love to see work by both women and men as sometimes we have a different way of viewing the world. That difference should be celebrated and encouraged,” stated Leila Jeffreys.
The exhibition, which is sponsored by Dermalogica and Sun Studios, has doubled in size this year, showing off the talent of twenty-two of Australia’s most talented female photographers, while drawing attention to the inequality in pay and diversity that still affect the industry.
Image by Michele Aboud
Those photographers include Michele Aboud, Alex Vaughan, Alina Gozin’a, Anna Maria Antoinette D’Addario, Anna Pogossova, Bec Lorrimer, Isabella Moore, Juliet Taylor, Krystal Wright, Leila Jeffreys, Lisa Maree Williams, Liz Ham, Marnie Haddad, Cara O’Dowd, Cybele Malinowski, Carlotta Moye, Daniela Federici, Elise Hassey, Ming Nom Chong, Petrina Tinslay, Tanja Bruckner and Yasmin Suteja.
Image by Amanda Beard
Artworks are for sale with 50% of the profits going to Sydney Women’s Fund.
“Agender is a celebration of the great talent, wisdom and experience of female photographers. At the same time, our aim is to create new pathways for women at the start of their careers, and central to that is addressing the inequality in pay, diversity and opportunities given to women in the industry,” stated Agender co-founder, Cybele Malinowski.
Image by Elise Hassey [Cover image by Cara O’Dowd]