Isn't it about time we integrated?
My thoughts turned to using this 80s photograph as a way to express the multi-culturalism of Australian society. Can this face communicate that there is beauty in cultural diversity? Can it pose a question as to why are we so intolerant of others? Should we not look within ourselves to gain answers to those questions which are currently being raised about ‘the Australian identity’ and ask Who and Why?
Robyn Beeche (b.1945) learnt photography from Grant Mudford in Sydney and Harri Peccinotti in London from 1971-76. The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra has a collection of 52 of her photographs which explore a decade of change in London during the Eighties.
Since 1985 she became involved in documenting the living culture of Vraj in northern India and moved to Vrindavan in 1992. Presently she is contributing to the Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana resource of audio, slide and video libraries which constitute the major archive for performance traditions in Vraja. She is also involved in ecological projects in Vrindavan.